kuraray


Executives

As of April 1, 2018

Directors

Representative Director and President Masaaki Ito   Brief History
Representative Director and
Primary Executive Officer
Sadaaki Matsuyama President of Fibers and Textiles Company,
Officer Responsible for Osaka Headquarters
Brief History
Director and
Primary Executive Officer
Kazuhiko Kugawa Officer Responsible for Administrative Unit Brief History
Director and
Primary Executive Officer
Hiroaya Hayase President of Vinyl Acecate Film Company Brief History
Director and
Senior Executive Officer
Kazuhiro Nakayama Officer Responsible for Technology Division,
Officer Responsible for Plants in Japan,
Officer Responsible for Environmental and Industrial Safety Management Center
Brief History
Director and
Senior Executive Officer
Kenichi Abe President of Isoprene Company,
General Manager of Elastomer Division, Isoprene Company
Brief History
Director and
Senior Executive Officer
Yoshimasa Sano President of Functional Materials Company,
General Manager of Carbon Materials Division, Functional Materials Company
Brief History
Director Tomokazu Hamaguchi *1 Director, East Japan Railway Company,
Director, FPT Corporation
Brief History
Director Jun Hamano *1 Director, Ohara Memorial Healthcare Foundation,
Chairman, the Ohara Memorial Institute for Science of Labour
Brief History

Corporate Auditors

Standing Corporate Auditor Kunio Yukiyoshi
Standing Corporate Auditor Yukinori Yamane
Corporate Auditor Mie Fujimoto*2
Corporate Auditor Yoshimitsu Okamoto*2
Corporate Auditor Mitsuhiro Nagahama*2

Executive Officers

Primary Executive Officer Hitoshi Toyoura KAI President
Senior Executive Officer Tsugunori Kashimura Officer Responsible for Research and Development Division,
Officer Responsible for Environmental Business Development and Promotion Division,
General Manager of Research and Development Division
Senior Executive Officer Matthias Gutweiler KEG Geschäftsführer
Senior Executive Officer Hitoshi Kawahara President of Vinyl Acetate Resin Company
Senior Executive Officer Keiji Taga Officer Responsible for Corporate Management Planning Office,
Officer Responsible for CSR Division,
General Manager of Corporate Management Planning Office
Executive Officer Akira Omura General Manager of Technology Division
Executive Officer P. Scott Bening General Manager of WS Film Division,
President of MonoSol, LLC.
Executive Officer Stephen Cox General Manager of PVB Division
Executive Officer Toshinori Tsugaru General Manager of Okayama Plant
Executive Officer Koichi Takano General Manager of Purchasing and Logistics Division
Executive Officer Nobuhiko Takai General Manager of Genestar Division
Executive Officer Toshihiro Omatsu General Manager of Isoprene Chemical Division
Executive Officer Hajime Suzuki KAI Vice President
Executive Officer Ikuo Nakamura General Manager of Clarino Division
Executive Officer Ichiro Matsuzaki General Manager of Kurashiki Plant
Executive Officer Takaharu Kawahara General Manager of Production and Technology Management Division, Vinyl Acetate Resin Company
General Manager of Production and Technology Management Division, Vinyl Acetate Film Company
Executive Officer Fuyuo Ueyama Vice President of Calgon Carbon Corporation
Executive Officer Tomoyuki Watanabe Vice President of Vinyl Acetate Resin Company
General Manager of Poval Resin Division
Manager of Vinyl Acetate Sales Management Department
Executive Officer Katsumasa Yamaguchi General Manager of Eval Division
  • *1 Directors Tomokazu Hamaguchi and Jun Hamano are outside directors.
  • *2 Corporate Auditor Mie Fujimoto, Yoshimitsu Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Nagahama, are outside Corporate Auditor.