Mark C. Rohr is chairman and chief executive officer ofcelanese.com, a Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company based in Dallas, Texas. Celanese is a leader in the development and production of materials used in most major industrial and consumer applications. Rohr was named chairman and CEO effective April 2, 2012 after being a member of the company’s board of directors since 2007. While on the board, Rohr served on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and on the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee.
Prior to Celanese, Rohr spent 11 years at Albemarle Corporation, most recently as executive chairman and director and previously in various executive positions including chairman and CEO. Under his leadership, the company finished 2011 with its highest annual revenue and earnings. Rohr also facilitated the company’s expansion with acquisitions and new sites in Europe, Asia and South America. Rohr also fostered a deeper commitment to corporate social responsibility through increased employee engagement. In 2010 and again in 2011, the company was named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizen’s list, which is acknowledged as the world’s most respected corporate responsibility ranking and one of the top three business rankings in the United States. Earlier in his career, Rohr held executive leadership roles with companies including Occidental Chemical Corporation and Dow Chemical.
He currently serves on the board of directors of Ashland Inc. and the American Chemistry Council. Rohr earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and chemical engineering from Mississippi State University and serves on the advisory board for the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Celanese Corporation, also known as Hoechst Celanese, is a Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company with its headquarters in Irving, Texas, United States. The company is a leading producer of acetyl products, which are intermediate chemicals for nearly all major industries, and is the world's largest producer of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM).
Celanese's operations are primarily located in North America, Europe, and Asia. Its largest plant is in the Clear Lake area of Pasadena, Texas, USA the home to the world’s largest acetic acid plant. In 2012, Celanese reported net sales of $6.42 billion.