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Celanese Announces Retirement of Jim Alder; John Wardzel Promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations


DALLAS – Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced the retirement of Jim Alder, senior vice president, Operations & Technical, effective October 31, 2011.

In his more than 37 years with Celanese, Alder has successfully led global organizations in operations, research and development, and commercial. In his current assignment, he led the company’s productivity and sustainability improvement programs and industry-leading safety achievements.

“It has been an honor to work with Jim, and I express my gratitude for his many contributions to the company’s success. On behalf of our executive leadership team and Celanese employees worldwide, I would like to thank Jim for his many years of capable service and wish him well in his retirement,” said Dave Weidman, chairman and chief executive officer.

Celanese also announces the promotion of John Wardzel to the position of senior vice president of Operations, effectively immediately. Wardzel, who will be accountable for Celanese’s global manufacturing operations, has worked for Celanese since 2003 and has led operations for Celanese’s Ticona Engineering Polymers and the company’s Consumer Specialties and Industrial Specialties business segments. Wardzel will report to Celanese Chief Operating Officer Doug Madden.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of specialty materials and chemical products which 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 7,250 employees worldwide and had 2010 net sales of $5.9 billion, with approximately 72% generated outside of North America. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its global product offerings, visit

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