Toray Shuffles Executive Leadership

Michael Brandmeier has retired as President and CEO of Toray Plastics (America), Inc. and is now Deputy Chief Representative and Executive Vice President of Toray Industries America.

In his new role Brandmeier will provide support to the presidents of the ten companies that comprise the Toray Group US, which includes Toray Plastics (America).

In addition, Brandmeier will lead several Toray America’s Center of Excellence projects in purchasing, IT, and corporate marketing. He has been president and CEO of Toray Plastics (America) since July 1, 2014, and will remain a Senior Director of Toray Industries.

Ken Kurokawa is now Chairman and CEO of Toray Plastics (America). Kurokawa has 38 years of experience within the Toray organization, including assignments as the Executive Vice President of Toray Films Europe and the president of Penfibre in Malaysia.

Kurokawa’s new role is his third overseas assignment at Toray Plastics (America), Inc., where he has served as Chief Technology Officer and executive vice president since 2018.

As Toray Plastics (America)’s new chairman and CEO, Kurokawa is responsible for determining the company’s overall strategic direction and management philosophy. He will also oversee capital investments.

Christopher Roy is Toray Plastics (America), Inc.’s new president and COO. In his new role, Roy will be responsible for the management of Toray Plastics (America)’s three operating divisions—Torayfan and Lumirrorfilms and PEF foams—as well as the company’s finance, human resources, environmental health and safety, IS, purchasing, engineering and maintenance, R&D, and marketing support functions.

Prior to his new appointment, he was Executive Vice President for the company’s Torayfan and Lumirror divisions. He has also been the Torayfan Division’s Senior Vice President and General Manager and Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. He joined Toray in 1998 as a Director of Sales.


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