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Harold Blancke

Celanese Corporation of America

1946 - 1966

Chemicals & Industrial

1940 b. 1904
Born-Died1904 - 1988
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
Era - 1940

During his CEO tenure, Blancke embarked on a massive growth plan for Celanese. Believing that success in the petrochemical industry was predicated on size, Blancke acquired several competitors and grew the company from $135 million in revenues to over $1 billion. His instincts enabled Celanese to enjoy some of the strongest market value growth records in the industry during the early 1960s.