NORTH KINGSTOWN– Toray Plastics (America) Inc. on Tuesday revealed a brand-new management group, with Ken Kurokawa taking control of as chairman and CEO and Christopher Roy now serving president and chief running officer.
They’re changing Michael Brandmeier, who had actually been president and CEO because 2014 however is retiring from those functions to take control of as deputy chief agent and executive vice president of Toray Industries America.
Kurokawa has 38 years of experience within the Toray company, consisting of projects as the executive vice president of Toray Films Europe and the president of Penfibre in Malaysia. Kurokawa’s brand-new function is his 3rd abroad project at Toray Plastics (America) Inc., where he has actually worked as primary innovation officer and executive vice president because 2018. Kurokawa is accountable for identifying the business’s total tactical instructions and management viewpoint and will likewise manage capital expense.
Roy, who signed up with Toray in 1998 as director of sales, will be accountable for the management of Toray’s 3 running departments, Torayfan Movies, Lumirror Movies and PEF foams, in addition to the business’s financing, personnels, ecological health and wellness, info services, buying, engineering and upkeep, research study and advancement, and marketing assistance functions. Prior to his consultation Roy was executive vice president for the business’s Torayfan and Lumirror departments.
” Ken Kurokawa and Christopher Roy will make an outstanding management group at Toray Plastics (America),” stated Kei Shimaji, primary agent of Toray Industries America. “Primarily, they comprehend Toray’s unfaltering dedication to CSR. And I believe that the synergy of their combined experience and sociability will assist the business continue to prosper and attend to the difficulties the world deals with.”
In his brand-new function, Brandmeier will offer assistance to the presidents of the 10 business that make up the Toray Group U.S., that includes Toray Plastics (America). In addition, Brandmeier will lead numerous Toray America’s Center of Quality tasks in acquiring, IT and business marketing. He will stay a senior director of Toray Industries.
” It’s been a benefit to work for Toray for the previous 27 years amongst many devoted, skilled individuals,” Brandmeier stated. “As I shift to this brand-new chapter, assisting Toray on its journey into the future.”
” Mike Brandmeier has actually been an impressive leader, assisting the business to browse significant growths, market volatility, considerable shifts in the market, and unpredictable times while preserving its management position in the core movies and foams markets it serves,” stated Shimaji. “We are deeply grateful for his prominent service as president and CEO and in all the other capabilities in which he has actually served. We are extremely happy that we will continue to take advantage of his knowledge.”
Toray Plastics (America), which produces commercial movies for product packaging, optical and electronic applications utilizes around 582 individuals in Rhode Island, PBN reported in its 2022 Book of Lists.
Torey Plastics didn’t recognize the previous chairman and CEO or previous chief running officer. Business representative didn’t return call Monday looking for remark.
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