Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, announced today that Doug Madden will retire as the company’s chief operating officer effective March 31, 2013.
“I’d like to thank Doug for his significant contribution to Celanese over the last 28 years,” said Mark Rohr, chairman and chief executive officer. “He’s a true leader, focusing on performance and people. Across multiple departments and divisions he has helped this company excel and expand year after year. We owe him our gratitude and wish him well.”
Madden joined Celanese in 1984 as manager of corporate distribution. Since then he has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility and scope including vice president and general manager positions in Celanese Chemicals, Celanese Fibers and Advanced Engineered Materials. He has been president of the company’s Acetate business since 2003 and president of the AT Plastics and Emulsions businesses since 2006. In 2008 he was named executive vice president for the Corporation and was named COO in 2009.
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. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its global product offerings, visit
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