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Jun. 25, 2020
Toray Membrane Europe
New President Named for Toray Membrane Europe AG

Basel, Switzerland, June 25, 2020 Toray is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Akitoshi Hosoda as the new President of Toray Membrane Europe AG (TMEU) as of April 1, 2020. Mr. Hosoda will succeed Mr. Hiroyuki Yamamura, who has served as TMEU's president between (month year to month year). Mr. Hosoda joined Toray in 1995, where he spent ten years with Toray's New Business Division before transferring to the Water Treatment Division in 2005. Mr. Hosoda began his endeavor within the membrane industry developing and implementing growth strategies for Toray's membrane bio-reactor (MBR) and ultrafiltration (UF) technologies. He later played a pivotal role as General Manager for the reverse osmosis (RO) global sales team, focused on securing large-scale RO projects throughout the globe. As President of TMEU, Mr. Hosoda will be responsible for leading the company's sales and marketing strategies as Toray contends to be the leading supplier and innovator of membrane technologies for water and wastewater treatment, and specialty separations. Mr. Hosoda states, "The water treatment industry is quite dynamic and produces some of the most skillful and dedicated professionals. I am excited to join the exceptional team of membrane experts at TMEU and serve our customers in Europe and emerging markets within central Asia and Africa. These regions are central to Toray's business expansion, and I believe we have the right products and people to help our customers achieve their goals." Previously based out of Toray's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Hosoda will begin his term out of TMEU's office in Basel, Switzerland, from June 30, 2020.

Akitoshi Hosoda