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New man takes the reins at Asahi Kasei Plastics North America

April 3, 2018  

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Ramesh Iyer has been named President and Chief Operating Officer COO of one of the leading international compounder of advanced engineered polymers and glass reinforced polypropylene manufacturer in North America.

Iyer will be in charge of Asahi Kasei Plastics’ facilities in the United States, which manufacture the engineering plastics; Leona (PA-66,6i), Thermylon (PA-66), Xyron (mPPE) and Tenac (homopolymer & copolymer acetal) as well oversee the global growth of the Thermylene (PP) product line. He will report directly to Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, John Moyer.

“I am honoured to take on this role for Asahi Kasei Plastics,” said Iyer, “and look forward to partnering with John and our talented senior leadership team to deliver on our company’s strategic vision and continue the growth trends seen across our company worldwide.”

Iyer, has been a part of the organization for the last 12 years in various roles from Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain. Since 2016 Iyer has served as the Chief Operating Officer for the company. During Iyer’s leadership, Asahi Kasei has strategically expanded its portfolio of materials, and operations have grown into the  EU, ChinaIndia, and Mexico.


“Over the last decade, Ramesh has built an impressive track record of commercial, operational and strategic accomplishments,” said Moyer. “He has proven to be both an effective and solid leader and has a strong reputation for developing talent. His experience across our global operations makes him a valuable asset as we continue to target our mid-term goals for 2021.”

(Asahi Kasei Plastics)