"I have learned more about business, people and myself from you than all the schooling and experiences I have had up to this point in my life. Thank you for being such an unbelievable coach and mentor."
Ted Balisteri
Owner Sendiks Food Markets

"Thank you for your presentation. It was very well received. You scored our group's first 5.0/5.0 "perfect" rating for content and delivery. The group definitely wants you back next year."
Fritz Jacobi
Chair TEC 24 (CEO Group)

"This was the best planning process we have ever gone through and it has produced the best plan that we ever had. Thank you for helping us make this possible."
Jeffrey Reigle
President and CEO Regal Ware Worldwide  




Been there. Done that.

  • Jim Cederna is a recognized business leader whose experience covers a full range of positions including CEO and Chairman for top Fortune 500 organizations.

A dynamic and innovative problem-solver, he has distilled his experience into practical, actionable techniques and methods that have proven themselves again and again in the real world. His unique insights into the power and potential of teamwork to leverage sales and profits is the key to his ability to help other key executives improve performance -- both personal and corporate.

Jim has a winning track record in helping companies with:

      • Business turnarounds and startups
      • Mergers and Acquisitions
      • Rapid Lead Team Transformations
      • Company Culture Change
      • People Development Programs
      • External Networking and Alliances
      • Corporate Governance
      • Shareholder Relations
      • Internal/External Communications

      To arrange a free, no obligation consultation with Jim, call 412-736-8310 today. 


2003 - Present Founder Coach of Cederna International, Inc.
  • 2001-2003 Chairman of Calgon Carbon Corporation Board, NYSE Co
  • 1999-2003 CEO and President of Calgon Carbon Corporation
  • 2002-present Board Member of Mine Safety Appliances Co.
  • 2002-2003 Board Member of American Chemistry Council
  • 2002-2003 Board Member of Allegheny Conference on Community Development
  • 2001-present Executives Committee of National Aviary, Pittsburgh
  • 1996-1999 President of Arizona Chemical Company
  • 1996-1999 Officer of International Paper Company
  • 1995-1996 President and COO of Columbia Chemical Company
  • 1992-1995 President/CEO of Film Tec Corp, Dow Chemical Co.
  • 1994-1995 Global Business Director, Dow Chemical Co.
  • 1994-1997 Chairman of Generon/Cynara Joint Ventures
  • 1973-1995 Other Leadership Positions at Dow Chemical Co.: Business Director, Commercial Manager, Research Manager, Group Leader, Project Leader Sales Manager