Isamu Kikuchi, the chairman of Porite Corporation, Japan, a manufacture of machine parts and bearings, has been appointed the new president of the Japanese Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA).

The term will last from May 2016 to May 2018.

Other new board members of the association include Tetsuya Hayashi, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd; Mutsumi Yasutake, Diamet Corporation; Takuya Hirano, Hitachi Chemical Co Ltd; Yoichi Inoue, Fine Sinter Co Ltd; Shinichi Kondo, Kobe Steel, Ltd; and Carl-Gustav Eklund, Höganäs Japan.

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