DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced that Kathryn M. Hill has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. Hill, 58, a former executive advisor and senior vice president of development strategy and operations for Cisco Systems, Inc., will join Celanese as a board member effective July 21, 2015.
“Kathy brings more than 30 years’ experience at the helm of successful engineering and operations organizations,” said Mark Rohr, Celanese chairman and chief executive officer. “Her leadership at Cisco during a time of tremendous growth in technology and application mirrors the vision we are seeking as Celanese moves into our next phase of growth. Kathy’s valuable perspective will complement Celanese’s existing innovation and operational strengths, and we look forward to benefitting from her expertise.”
While at Cisco from 1997 to 2013, Hill served in a number of roles, including leading its Access Networking and Services and Ethernet Systems and Wireless Technology Groups. Before joining Cisco, Hill was vice president at Ascend Communications Inc., and held engineering roles at various technology companies.
Hill currently serves on the Boards of Directors at Moody’s Corporation, which provides credit ratings, research, tools and analysis for financial markets; and NetApp Inc., a storage/data management software and solutions provider. She is also a Board of Trustees member for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. Hill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Hill will stand for re-election at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Her appointment brings Celanese’s Board to nine total members, eight of which are independent.
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 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2014 net sales of $6.8 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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