organizational change will accelerate the company’s growth by speeding new
technologies and innovations into the market.
Celanese has announced an organizational change, called the
Office of Strategic Growth. This new initiative, which took effect in late
2009, partners with Celanese’s businesses to:
- Enrich its project and technologies portfolio to better align with
customer strategies and strengthen the Celanese manufacturing
- Accelerate the improvement of innovation processes to increase the
company’s ability to innovate and create value for the company and its
- Build best-in-class capabilities and talent in critical areas.
The Office of Strategic Growth will be accountable to Celanese’s senior
executive officers. It consists of two key leaders: Michael Stubblefield,
formerly general manager of the company’s AT Plastics Division, serves as chief
Marketing officer; and Jon Mortimer, who was responsible for the AEM
manufacturing operations, assumes the role of chief Technology officer. Two
individuals were chosen for the new office based on the innovation concept “Two
in a Box,” in which two employees essentially work the same role. This partners
the commercial or customer-focused efforts with the technology-focused efforts
to increase Celanese’s ability to get paid for innovation, according to the
company. The concept directly links customer needs and value creation.
Celanese sees the initiative as an opportunity to enhance
its growth and innovation. “We have proven that by leveraging a Center of Excellence concept, such as those in
manufacturing or Six Sigma, we can create and drive sustainable growth and
productivity,” said Dave Weidman, Celanese chairman and CEO. “The Office of
Strategic Growth will operate with a similar charter - establishing best
practices and driving those standards of excellence in partnership with our
businesses to support customer-focused innovation and growth.”
The company says the new office allows them to take a broad look at people,
process and portfolio across the company and make the appropriate changes.
The office will be based at Celanese’s corporate headquarters in Dallas.
About the CompanyA
global leader in the chemicals industry, Celanese Corp. makes products found in
consumer and industrial applications, all of which are manufactured in North
America, Europe, and Asia. Net sales totaled $6.4 billion in 2007, with
over 70% generated outside of North America.
Based in Dallas,
the company employs approximately 8,400 employees worldwide.
For more information, visit www.celanese.com.