Canadian Packaging

Toray Plastics (America) Appoints New CEO


January 13, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., headquartered in North Kingston, RI, recently announced that Richard Schloesser has been named the company’s CEO and president, effective immediately. He is the first American to achieve the company’s highest-ranking position, and most recently served the company as president and COO

Toray Plastics (America) is North America’s only manufacturer of value-added, precision-performance polyester (PET) and polypropylene (PP) film. Schloesser is now in charge of total management of the company, including the Torayfan Division (PP), Lumirror Division (PET), and PEF Division (olefin foams) and all their supporting functions. In addition, he will continue to oversee the company’s expansion of its packaging-film business in eastern and western Europe and act as an adviser to Toray Industries’ board of directors. Schloesser succeeds Kojiro Maeda who is returning to Toray Industries in Japan to assume the role of deputy general manager, Films Division.

For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s entire line of PP & PET films, contact Eric Bartholomay, product development manager, at eric.bartholomay@toraytpa.com; 401-294-4511 or fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America) website at www.TorayFilms.com.