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Quarles Moves to Celanese

Celanese Names Presidents of Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions Business Units

New leadership to drive value creation across core businesses

Pat Quarles, EVP and President, Acetyl Chain and Integrated Supply Chain, Celanese Corporation (Photo: Business Wire)

May 20, 2015 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced the appointment of Pat Quarles as executive vice president and president, Acetyl Chain and Integrated Supply Chain, and Scott Sutton as executive vice president and president, Materials Solutions, effective June 1, 2015. Both executives will report to Celanese chairman and chief executive officer Mark Rohr.

Mr. Rohr said, “Over the last several years, we have driven record earnings by maximizing our ability to create value across our core businesses. We have taken steps to align the company along two key value drivers, while at the same time leveraging the benefits of integrated systems, technologies, production assets and research resources. This allows Celanese to be more responsive to market needs while operating at lower costs than our competitors. Pat and Scott bring strong leadership and unique skills that strengthen our core value drivers and enhance our ability to create further gains in efficiency and greater value for Celanese, its employees and shareholders.”

Acetyl Chain: an integrated chemical value chain

Pat Quarles joins Celanese as president, Acetyl Chain and Integrated Supply Chain. Mr. Quarles has 25 years of experience in the chemicals industry, including 17 years at LyondellBasell Industries. Most recently, Pat was leading LyondellBasell’s Intermediates & Derivatives business.

As president of the Acetyl Chain, Mr. Quarles will be responsible for leading his team in producing high-quality products and strengthening Celanese’s process technology. He will also be accountable for productivity, sustained performance improvement and development of the Acetyl Chain leadership team and businesses, which include intermediate chemistry, emulsion polymers and EVA polymers.