Celanese Corporation, a global speciality materials company, has announced that legal veteran A. Lynne Puckett will join the company’s executive leadership team as Senior Vice-President and General Counsel.

Puckett will bring experience in leading a sizable global legal team through acquisitions, growth in emerging markets, corporate and securities matters, debt and equity offerings, and more to her new role.

“Lynne’s extensive experience and her leadership approach makes her a valuable addition to our Celanese team,” said Mark Rohr, Celanese Chairman and CEO.

“Her balance of strategic insights coupled with execution excellence will complement our legal team nicely. Her orientation toward volunteerism echoes our own corporate value of making a positive impact on our communities and reinforces our culture,” Rohr continued. 

Puckett joins Celanese with more than eight years experience at Colfax Corporation where she served as Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary. In her time at Colfax, she guided the board, leadership and employees through significant company growth.

Prior to Colfax, Puckett was a partner with the Hogan Lovells law firm where she managed complex mergers and acquisitions and represented public and private companies. She holds a J.D. from the university of Maryland School of Law and a B.S degree from James Madison University.

The position will be effective as of 13thFebruary 2019.