Celanese Appoints Benita Casey as Chief Accounting Officer


Celanese Appoints Benita Casey as Chief Accounting Officer

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DALLAS, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, today announces the appointment of Benita M. Casey as chief accounting officer. Casey assumes this role from Kevin Oliver, who, in addition to his chief accounting officer role, successfully served as interim chief financial officer until Scott Richardson’s appointment in February. As part of the company’s commitment to developing employees, Oliver is relocating to assume the role of CFO of Celanese’s European headquarters in Amsterdam.

Benita Casey, Chief Accounting Officer, Celanese Corporation

Casey joined the company in January as vice president, finance and controller. In her expanded role, she will add global responsibility for SEC reporting, internal reporting, accounting, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

“Benita has been a great addition to the team and is the natural choice for the position of chief accounting officer,” said Chairman and CEO Mark Rohr. “As we congratulate Benita on her new role, we also celebrate Kevin Oliver who is expanding his experience with an assignment in Amsterdam. We deeply appreciate Kevin’s work – including stepping in as interim CFO – and look forward to supporting his ongoing career growth at Celanese.”

Immediately prior to joining the Company, Casey held the position of senior vice president internal audit with J.C. Penney Company and was vice president corporate audit with Dr Pepper Snapple Group from 2008 to 2014. She also held a number of positions of increasing responsibility over 18 years with the public accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers and during her tenure at PepsiCo. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Texas, Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About Celanese

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. Our businesses use the full breadth of Celanese’s global chemistry, technology and commercial expertise to create value for our customers, employees, shareholders and the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,700 employees worldwide and had 2017 net sales of $6.1 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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Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Market – Global Forecast to 2022


Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Market – Global Forecast to 2022

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DUBLIN, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

The “Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Market by Form (Dispersion and Powder), Application (Chemical Mechanical Planarization, Catalyst, Biomedical, Energy), and Region (North America, APAC, Europe, and RoW) – Global Forecast to 2022″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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The cerium oxide nanoparticles market is projected to reach USD 630.2 Million by 2022 from USD 259.7 Million in 2017, at a CAGR of 19.4% from 2017 to 2022.

The high demand for cerium oxide nanoparticles from the CMP application especially in North America is driving the growth of the global cerium oxide nanoparticles market.

Dispersion form segment is projected to lead the cerium oxide nanoparticles between 2017 and 2022. In dispersion form, the particle size can be retained preventing particle agglomeration.

Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) is the largest application segment of the cerium oxide nanoparticles market. Cerium oxide nanoparticles have been utilized in chemical mechanical planarization to polish wafers during manufacturing of semiconductors.

Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Market

North America is the largest market for cerium oxide nanoparticles and APAC is the fastest-growing market, in terms of value. Countries in North America are witnessing a significant increase in the use of cerium oxide nanoparticles in CMP and biomedical applications. The region is witnessing a growth in the healthcare industry and presence of the largest producers and exporters of semiconductors driving the market for cerium oxide nanoparticles. The US was the largest market for cerium oxide nanoparticles in 2016 in this region.

Cerion (US), Plasmachem (Germany), American Elements (US), Inframat Advanced Materials (US), NYACOL Nano Technologies (US), and Nanophase Technologies (US) are the leading players in the cerium oxide nanoparticles market. These companies have adopted various organic and inorganic growth strategies, such as expansions, partnerships, and new product launches to enhance their shares in the cerium oxide nanoparticles market.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Market
4.2 Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Market, By Type (2017-2022)
4.3 Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Market in North America, By Application and Country, 2016
4.4 Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Market: Developing vs Developed Countries

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers Increasing Use of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles in Various Applications Rising Focus of Government on Nanotechnology Research Increasing Government Spending on Pharmaceutical R&D in Emerging Nations
5.2.2 Restraints Toxicity Caused Due to Nanoparticles
5.2.3 Opportunities Potential of Nanoceria to Be Used as an Antioxidant in Medical Applications Environmental Friendly Synthesis of Nanoceria
5.2.4 Challenges Negative Impact of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles on the Environment

6 Industry Trends
6.1 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
6.1.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
6.1.2 Threat of New Entrants
6.1.3 Threat of Substitutes
6.1.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
6.1.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
6.2 Macroeconomic Indicators
6.2.1 Trends and Forecast of GDP
6.2.2 Contribution of the Healthcare Sector to GDP

7 Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Market, By Form
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Dispersion
7.3 Powder

8 Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Market, By Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP)
8.3 Catalyst
8.4 Biomedical
8.5 Energy
8.6 Others

9 Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Market, By Region

10 Competitive Landscape

11 Company Profiles
11.1 Cerion, LLC
11.2 Plasmachem GmbH
11.3 American Elements
11.4 Nyacol Nano Technologies Inc.
11.5 Nanophase Technologies Corporation
11.6 Meliorum Technologies, Inc.
11.7 ANP Corporation
11.8 Inframat Advanced Materials LLC
11.9 Nanostructured & Amorphous Materials, Inc.
11.10 Skyspring Nanomaterials, Inc.

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Gypsum Association Expands Web-Based Answers to Common Technical Queries While Maintaining Commitment to Phone-Based Technical Services

Gypsum Association Expands Web-Based Answers to Common Technical Queries While Maintaining Commitment to Phone-Based Technical Services

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SILVER SPRING, Md., April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Gypsum Association (GA), is the center of technical expertise for gypsum panel products, including gypsum board, abuse resistant and impact resistant gypsum panels, as well as gypsum shaftliner and exterior gypsum sheathing. The Association is committed to answering questions about the appropriate installation, handling, storage and use of these materials.  Due to their inherent fire resistance and ease of installation, gypsum panel products are specified for use in nearly every structure built today.

To address questions, the Association has revamped and continuously expands its list of online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Additionally, the FAQ page provides a direct link to the GA Technical Assistance Submittal Form as a means of collaborating with code officials, installers, specifiers, contractors and architects to ensure that common issues are quickly addressed. Most questions are answered by referencing one of the GA’s thirty-plus technical publications. The vast majority of these documents are available at no cost.

FAQs are also sourced from the Association’s technical services phone line. Monday through Friday, Technical Services Specialist Greg Woolley is available to answer questions related to the appropriate design and construction of gypsum board and panel systems for interior and exterior walls, ceilings, and additional gypsum-based assemblies.  For example, during the extremely active 2017 hurricane and flooding season, numerous calls about water impacts on gypsum board were received prompting not only the addition of these questions to the FAQ list, but also a specific Hurricane Resources page linking directly to free technical resources on assessing water damage to gypsum wallboard, mold prevention, and other pertinent topics.

FAQs are time-saving ready references; however, the GA understands that, under certain circumstances, there is no substitute for personal interaction with its technical services team. The Association’s Executive Director Stephen H. Meima, APR, LEED Green Assoc., notes, “Although, many companies and building product associations are moving toward ‘virtual’ technical services delivery, the GA and its member companies believe the ability to pick up the phone and receive sound technical advice on project-specific questions provides tremendous value to the design and construction community.”

About the Gypsum Association: The mission of the Gypsum Association, a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1930, is to promote the use of gypsum while advancing the development growth, and general welfare of the gypsum industry in the United States and Canada on behalf of its member companies. 

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