Toray Advanced Composites names new CEO.
Toray Advanced Composites names new CEO.

Toray Advanced Composites has appointed Toshiyuki Kondo as its new CEO. According to the company, Mr Kondo takes over the position from Keisuke Ishii, who had been CEO since July 2018, when Toray Industries purchased the advanced composites division of TenCate. Mr Ishii will transition to Toray’s Torayca division, where he will serve as the assistant general manager.

Mr Kondo was previously director of Toray advanced composites divisions, and he has worked at the company for more than 30 years, focusing on the technological development and manufacturing of composite materials, as well as the management of Toray’s composite materials-related companies.

‘It is an honor and a privilege to serve now as the CEO of Toray Advanced Composites,’ said Mr Kondo. ‘We have an extraordinary team, and there’s terrific potential for growth in all the markets the company serves. It’s a very exciting time for Toray and the industry.’

Mr Ishii said that the success the company achieved during his tenure was due to the collaboration of colleagues, customers, business partners, government officials, and the local community. ‘I am extremely grateful for their contributions and to have had the opportunity to work with all of them,’ he said.

This story uses material from Toray, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.