DALLAS & SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced that Stefan Kutta, global director of the company’s transportation business line, will relocate to the Celanese Shanghai, China, Asia headquarters where he will lead the company’s transportation industry business line with a focus on the Asia region.
“The Asia region is experiencing impressive growth in a variety of industries, especially automotive,” said Phil McDivitt, vice president and general manager of the Celanese engineered materials business. “We are well positioned in the region and are continuing to build a local network of technical and commercial resources to meet the needs of our global and local customers. Stefan will continue to lead the global transportation business line for Celanese, focusing on innovative growth in the transportation space and supporting customers in the region. This move reflects our commitment to grow this business in Asia.”
Prior to his current role, Mr. Kutta held positions of increasing responsibility within Celanese in Europe and the United States, including European automotive director, global director for polyacetals, and as general manager of the company’s acetate films business, Clarifoil®.
Mr. Kutta has more than 15 years of global business experience in developing strategies and managing global sales and marketing programs, with key roles specific to the automotive industry. Mr. Kutta’s educational background includes studies at Osnabrück in Germany, the University of Ireland in Limerick, and practical studies at Hoechst AG in Durban and Johannesburg, South Africa as well as Melbourne, Australia.
Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. With sales almost equally divided between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for customers and the corporation. Celanese partners with customers to solve their most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the world. Based in Dallas, Texas, Celanese employs approximately 7,400 employees worldwide and had 2013 net sales of $6.5 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com.
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