New General Manager of Global Environment Research Laboratories

Jun. 23, 2022

Toray Industries, Inc.
Global Environment Research Laboratory


Toray Industries, Inc. has appointed Dr. Shinichi Minegishi as the new General Manager of the Global Environment Research Laboratory.
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 membrane “Toray UF” and was mainly responsible for the R&D of Toray's UF and Membrane Bio-reactor “Toray MBR”. 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.
From 2021 to 2022, he was Senior Vice President of Toray Membranes USA, Inc. (TMUS), responsible for business development to help Toray become a leading supplier and innovator of membrane technologies for water and wastewater treatment and specialty separations in the American market.
As General Manager of Global Environment Research Laboratory, Minegishi will be responsible for research and development of water treatment membranes and creation of innovative membrane separation technologies for food applications, bio-applications, gas separation, and other applications.
Minegishi stated, "Membrane technology is a very important technology for realizing a sustainable, recycling-oriented society, and I am very strongly committed to contributing to solving current and future global environmental issues. I am pleased to manage the outstanding team of membrane experts at the Global Environment Research Laboratory to contribute to the solution of global environmental issues.
We will do our best to create new products and technologies in order to achieve Carbon Neutral, Circular Economy, and Nature Positive.