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Hydrotalcite pioneer new CEO of Kyowa Chemical Industry

Dr. Shigeo Miyata, who pioneered the development of industrial production methods for synthetic hydrotalcite-like materials in the 1970's, has been assigned as Representative Director (''Sachoo'') of Kyowa Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. (Kagawa prefecture, Japan). Until July 1st, Dr. Miyata was working in the capacity of Research & Development Director. The current Representative Director, Mr. Keizo Matsushima, has been assigned as Chairman of the shareholders (''Kaichoo'').

Recenty, there have also been changes in the board of directors of Kisuma Chemicals, a 100% subsiairy of Kyowa Chemical Industry. Dr. Teus Wigmans has voluntarily resigned from his function as Business Director but will continue to contribute to the success of Kisuma Chemicals and its customers in the role of Advisor. As of August 1, the board of directors of Kisuma Chemicals consists of three members:

  • Mr. Marcel Oolbekkink, Managing Director (site manager and chairman)
  • Mr. Koji Kinoshita (non-executive member)
  • Mr. Yosuke Subana (non-executive member)

Marcel Oolbekkink, Managing Director of Kisuma Chemicals commented: ''With the change in our board of directors, we are ready to face the future. Dr. Miyata has been instrumental in the history of our company. I am convinced he is also the right person to prepare Kyowa Chemical Industry and Kisuma Chemicals for the future. We will continue to supply top quality magnesium products to our customers around the world with our ''any place, any time, any quantity'' guarantee. However, current and potential customers can also expect new innovations. We are working on several exciting solutions in Japan and the Netherlands, tailored towards a broad range of applications varying from controlled release for anti-corrosion to agricultural products.''

Further info about the activities of Kisuma Chemicals and Kyowa Chemical Industry can be found at www.kisuma.com.


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