New President of Toray Membrane Middle East LLC.
Aug. 1, 2021
Toray is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kimio Kimura as the new President of Toray Membrane Middle East LLC (TMME) as of July 1, 2021. Mr. Kimura succeeded Mr. Satoshi Shimoyama, who has served as TMME president since July, 2019. Mr. Kimura joined Toray in 1988, where he spent 25 years with Toray's Films Division before transferring to the Water Treatment Division in 2013. Mr. Kimura began his endeavor within the membrane industry serving as SVP of Sales & Marketing for the Toray Membrane USA, Inc. He later played a pivotal role as General Manager for the RO Products Department of Toray headquarter, focused on strengthening global operation of RO business throughout the globe.
As President of TMME, Mr. Kimura will be responsible for leading the company's further expansion as Toray contends to be the leading supplier and innovator of membrane technologies in the MENA region.
Mr. Kimura states, "Toray started its membrane development back in 1968. Producing drinking water out of seawater was the future it envisioned since the day one. I am so excited to be at the center of seawater desalination business and am honored to have chance to see my senior’s dream comes true after more than half century. In order to reciprocate their long lasting efforts, I am fully committed to keep going Toray way and to make the dream come great true.”
Previously based out of Toray's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Kimura has begun his term out of TMME’s office in Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from July 23, 2021.