Christopher W. Jensen was named Chief Financial Officer in July 2015 and has served
as senior vice president, finance for Celanese Corporation since 2010. He has global
responsibility for treasury, tax, accounting, SEC reporting, financial planning and
analysis, internal audit, financial shared services and information technology. Prior to
his current role, Jensen progressed through several Celanese roles including vice
president of finance and treasurer, and vice president and corporate controller.
Before joining Celanese, Jensen worked in the inspections and registration division of
the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He spent 13 years at
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in various positions in both the assurance and mergers
and acquisitions groups. Jensen earned Bachelor of Science in accounting and Master
of Accountancy degrees from Brigham Young University and is a certified public
Peter G. Edwards has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Celanese Corporation since January 23, 2017. Mr. Edwards previously was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Baxalta Inc., the biopharmaceutical spin-off from Baxter, from June 2015 until its merger with Shire plc in July 2016. Before that, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the global specialty pharmaceuticals company Mallinckrodt plc from June 2013 to June 2015, and served as its Vice President and General Counsel from May 2010 to its spin-off from Covidien plc in June of 2013. He previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Solvay Pharmaceuticals in Brussels, Belgium from June 2007 until April 2010 and as its Senior Vice President and General Counsel in the U.S. from October 2005 to June 2007. Before that, he held in-house positions of increasing responsibility within Mettler-Toledo, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Edwards began his career in 1990 as an associate in the Kansas City, Missouri office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Mr. Edwards received his J.D., cum laude, from Brigham Young University.
Scott Sutton was named Chief Operating Officer in March 2017. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and President, Materials Solutions since May 2015. Previously, he was vice president and general manager of the engineered materials business of Celanese and also served as vice president of supply chain with overall accountability for EHS, procurement, logistics, global manufacturing and capital. Sutton joined Celanese in August 2013 as Vice President of acetic acid and anhydride.
Sutton has 28 years of prior industry experience. He joined Celanese from Chemtura Corporation where he was the president and general manager of the AgroSolutions business.
Prior to that, Sutton was the business manager for Landmark Structures and a division vice president for Albemarle Corporation, where he held positions in engineering, manufacturing, finance, sales, marketing, regional management, affiliate management, and business management over a 19-year span.
He earned a civil engineering degree from Louisiana State University and is a registered professional engineer in Texas.
Patrick “Pat” Quarles joined Celanese as executive vice president and president, Acetyl Chain, in May 2015. Quarles joins Celanese from LyondellBasell, where he was executive vice president of the Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D) segment and the supply chain and procurement functions since January 2015. He was also a member of LyondellBasell’s Management Board since April 2014. Previously, he served as senior vice president – I&D since 2009. Quarles joined Lyondell in 1998 and has also served as vice president of performance chemicals, director of business performance and analysis and director of investor relations.
Quarles has 25 years of experience in the chemical industry. He began his career with ARCO/Union Carbide in 1990 where he held various positions in sales, marketing and business management.
Quarles earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University in 1989 and a master of management degree from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1995.