Monthly Archives: April 2012

Celanese Intellectual Property is Rocketing

It all starts with great people with the drive and motivation to do the right thing for our company. Our company culture is unique in that everyone is enthusiastically rowing in the same direction. We are one team striving towards the elusive goal of being the best in everything we do. We have been able to achieve more than a 70% increase in IP (intellectual property) activity as a direct result of this can-do culture. This achievement would not have been attainable without the significant understanding, support and trust from our most senior management team, our CEO and even our board of directors. For me, without the significant support from our general counsel, our team of general and IP lawyers and our administrative staff, this milestone would have not have been achievable…

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Welcome to CE-Blog

Good communications are vital to the success of any business. And today’s social media forums present remarkable opportunities to share information between people and groups. This blog is the start of what I believe will be a dynamic ongoing conversation between Celanese and the people and organizations we interact with. We want CE-Blog to be a place where the perspectives of our leaders, the talents of our employees, and eventually the voices of customers and suppliers, will be heard and seen. We look forward to engaging with you on relevant topics of the day and using this medium to its fullest capability including videos, infographics and more…

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Is losing my office a good thing?

It is said that one of the greatest agents of innovation is chaotic change. Celanese is full of change these days. We have a new CEO, a new fuels business segment, and new innovative opportunities across all of our businesses. But the biggest driver of innovation, at least for those of us in Dallas, may be the renewed layout of our new headquarters building…

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The Accidental Lobbyist

As a kid, I was a huge fan of cartoons. To this day, one of my favorites is “School House Rock.” In fact, like many of my generation, I learned most of what I know today about the US government from the song “I’m Just a Bill.” As Celanese launched TCX®, our new technology to make ethanol from natural gas and other hydrocarbons, I have been fortunate to work with members of Congress to explore opportunities to apply this groundbreaking technology in the US…

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Abundant, Affordable Domestic Alternative Fuel to US Consumers? Yes, A Solution Exists Today

When Celanese introduced its innovative hydrocarbon-to-ethanol technology in November 2010, it was clear that the most attractive fuel markets for TCX® would be those with (1) abundant domestic resources, (2) a desire to reduce their dependence on imported oil and (3) government policies that do not favor one technology over another. It also was clear that the United States is the world””s single largest market for fuel, and the first two of these three criteria applied. The last one is a bit trickier…

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