Toray Advanced Composites, a leader in development and production of advanced thermoplastic and thermoset composite materials, has announced the appointment of Toshiyuki Kondo as its CEO, effective September 15. Kondo takes over from Keisuke Ishii, who had been CEO since July 2018, when Toray Industries purchased Advanced Composites Division of TenCate.
Ishii will transit to Toray’s Torayca division, where he will serve as the assistant general manager.
Kondo has served Toray most recently as the director of their advanced composites divisions. His career with Toray spans more than 30 years, during which he has acted in a variety of leadership roles that focused on the technological development and manufacturing of advanced composite materials, as well as the management of Toray’s advanced composite materials-related companies.
“It is an honour and a privilege to serve now as the CEO of Toray Advanced Composites,” Kondo said in a press release. “The company has a legacy of excellence in composites innovation and customer-focused development and is committed to maintaining its leadership position. 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.”
"The success that company achieved during my tenure was the result of the collaboration of many people to advance the company’s mission such as its colleagues, customers, business partners, government officials and the local community," Ishii said. “I am extremely grateful for their contributions and to have had the opportunity to work with all of them. I especially appreciat experiencing the cultural, technological, and best-practices synergies of Toray Advanced Composites as part of the Toray group.”
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