Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced that Lori Johnston has joined the company as senior vice president, Human Resources. A member of the chairman and chief executive officer’s leadership team, Johnston will help deepen Celanese’s customer-focused culture. She will lead the company in strengthening its global workforce and maximizing the potential of its diverse employee population.
Lori Johnston, Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Celanese Corporation, Dallas, Texas (Photo: Business Wire)
Johnston joins Celanese from Amgen, a $16 billion global biotechnology company, where she was vice president, International Human Resources with a focus on emerging markets including Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Prior to that she led the global talent function where she was responsible for senior talent attraction and development, leader and employee development and diversity initiatives.
She spent more than a decade with Dell Inc, also in a global capacity, including Human Resources for the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. In this role she supported the organization’s urban poverty initiatives around the globe.
Johnston holds a master of arts in Human Sciences from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas, and a bachelor of arts in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma.
Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of specialty materials and chemical products that are used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our products, essential to everyday living, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for operational excellence, sustainability and premier safety performance, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,600
employees worldwide and had 2011 net sales of $6.8 billion, with approximately 73% generated outside of North America.
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