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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 5, 2013) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced today at its board of directors meeting that  Celanese Chairman and CEO Mark C. Rohr will become the Council's newest board officer, effective January 1, 2014.

"Common-sense, science-driven chemical management reform that protects public health, promotes innovation, and spurs economic growth remains ACC's highest priority," said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley . "As Chairman and CEO of Celanese, Mark Rohr represents one of the world's most highly diversified chemical products companies serving a broad range of end use markets. He knows first-hand the importance of a regulatory framework that bolsters the confidence of our value chain that our products are safe for their intended use. His insight, experience and leadership will help to ensure ACC's continued success as we pursue comprehensive reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act ," Dooley added

Following formal approval by the board of directors, Rohr will first assume the role of Vice Chairman of the Board and chair of the Council's Board Finance, Audit and Membership Committee. He'll serve in this capacity for one year, followed by a one year term each as Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Board. Rohr was first elected to ACC's board of directors in January, 2005, representing Albemarle Corporation. He has served as a member of the Board Finance, Audit and Membership Committee; the Board Committee on Responsible Care®; the Board Global Strategy Committee, and the Executive Committee. Rohr currently chairs the Board Chemical Management Committee.


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