MOVES: Albemarle's Rohr to replace Weidman as Celanese CEO in '12

07 November 2011 23:48  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Celanese chief executive David Weidman will retire in April 2012 and be replaced by Mark Rohr, a director on the chemical producer’s board and former CEO of Albemarle, the Texas-based firm said on Monday.

Celanese’s board appointed Rohr, who has been a director since 2007, to succeed Weidman as chief executive and chairman on 2 April 2012, the company said. Weidman, who has led the company for 11 years, will also retire from the board of directors.

Weidman said Rohr was “exceptionally well prepared for this role.” Rohr currently serves as executive chairman of the board of Albemarle, a specialty chemical firm based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Albemarle said on Monday that Rohr was leaving effective 1 February 2012. Rohr previously served as CEO and chairman until 1 September. Rohr joined Albemarle in 1999 and served in a variety of leadership and executive positions.

Weidman joined Celanese in 2000. In 2002 he was named chief operating officer and became CEO in 2004 following the company's move from Germany to the US. Weidman was elected chairman of the board in 2007.



By: Lane Kelley
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