Harris CEO William Brown to Join Celanese Board in January

William Brown
William Brown

William Brown, the chairman, president and CEO of Harris Corp., will serve on the board of directors at technology and specialty materials firm Celanese Corp. beginning Jan. 1.

Harris said Wednesday Brown’s appointment will bring the total members of the Celanese board to 10.

“His ingenuity and proven skill developing alternative strategies while enhancing margins — especially with acquisitions — is right on target to further our vision to be our customers’ first-choice chemistry solution provider,” said Mark Rohr, chairman and CEO of Celanese.

Brown is also currently a member of The President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

He has worked at United Technologies Corp. as head of the fire and security business and the Carrier Corp. subsidiary’s business in the Asia Pacific region prior to joining Harris.

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