New Senior Vice President of Toray Membranes USA, Inc.

Jun. 1, 2021

Toray Membrane USA, Inc.

Toray Industries, Inc. has appointed Dr. Shinichi Minegishi as the new Senior Vice President of Toray Membranes USA, Inc.(TMUS) effective April 1, 2021. Dr. Minegishi succeeds Tatsuya Tamura, who has served as Senior Vice President. Minegishi joined Toray Industries, Inc. in 1993 and spent 17 years at the Global Environment Research Laboratory before moving to the Water Treatment Division in 2010. He is the inventor of Toray's Ultrafiltration (UF) membrane and was mainly responsible for the R&D of Toray's UF and Membrane Bio-reactor (MBR) membranes. Later, as General Manager of the UF & MBR Membrane Products Department, he played a key role in managing global UF and MBR research, technology development, production, and sales.

As Vice President of TMUS, Minegishi will be responsible for business development to help Toray become a leading supplier and innovator of membrane technologies for water and wastewater treatment and specialty separations.

Minegishi said, "The water treatment business is an extremely important business for creating a sustainable, recycling-oriented society, and I am strongly committed to helping solve current and future global environmental problems. I am pleased to join TMUS' outstanding team of membrane experts and contribute to our customers in the Americas. The Americas is the second largest membrane market in the world after China and is an important region for Toray's water treatment business expansion, and we believe we have the right products and people to help our customers achieve their goals. "

Dr. Minegishi, who was previously based at Toray's headquarters in Tokyo, began his term in May 2021 from the TMUS office in Poway, CA, USA.