Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ten Strangers in a Strange Land

What happens when you take 10 complete strangers from around the globe and drop them in a foreign country, where you know no one, you have no clue how to navigate the geography and none of you speak the local language?  You get a little bit of chaos and a whole lot of fun!  Welcome to Uberlandia and welcome to the Celanese International Impact Program – affectionately known as CIIP.

It’s quite difficult to describe in words what this experience has been like.  It’s something you just have to experience yourself to truly understand the…

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Short Term Gig to Great Career

January 1989, I had recently graduated from college and moved back to my hometown unsure of my next steps.  I had a young family and needed to make decisions quickly.  I went in search of a job, l was determined, but was only interested in a short 6-12 month job. Something to pay the bills until I could decide what was next. 

A friend introduced me to an HR manager with Hoechst Celanese. I convinced him to give me an…

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Improving the World One Person at a Time

Improving the World is part of our mission to achieving Vision 2016.  Celanese is actively working on this by instituting the Celanese Foundation and the Celanese International Impact program.  These activities will have a broad impact on many people throughout the world.  Another way we can improve the world is by doing this one person at a time.  If each one of us can make a difference for someone in need, the world would definitely be improved. I’d like to share my “one-person-at-a-time” story.

When I ran the Gobi March in 2012, I learned how to establish a charity. The process for establishing a charity took some research.  This is especially the case when setting up a…

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Three Generations of Celanese in Mexico

My name is Salvador Sanchez Valerio. I was born on January 20, 1950 in Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico. Ocotlán is a city located at the border of the Chapala Lake, the biggest lake in Mexico.  My family has been employed by Celanese for three generations. Here’s a brief story of my family as a member of the Celanese Mexico family.

First Generation:

Mr. Jesús Sanchez was born on July 27, 1911, in Concepcion de Buenos Aires, Jalisco, located in the top of the Sierra del Tigre where he used to work as a muleteer.

In 1945, a group of North American entrepreneurs purchased land that used to be a peanut…

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