Asahi Glass names managers for new General Division

For the creation of its Electronics & Energy General Division on 1 July 2005, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. has named the managers to head the various divisions which come into being under the new General Div…

For the creation of its Electronics & Energy General Division on 1 July 2005, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. has named the managers to head the various divisions which come into being under the new General Division. The Electronics & Energy General Division is being created out of a reorganization of the Electronic Materials and Products General Division, part of the Chemicals Company, and part of subsidiary Asahi Techno Glass Corporation. Under the new General Division, the company is setting up divisions for Semiconductor Process Materials, Display Materials, Photonics Components, GS Business Development and Energy Materials Business Development. Gotaro Hatta, currently Executive Officer and General Manager of the Electronic Materials and Products General Division, will become the Executive Officer and President of the Electronics & Energy General Division and General Manager of GS Business Development. Hideo Kasai moves from his current post of General Manager of Semiconductor Devices and Materials Division to become General Manager of Semiconductor Process Materials. Toshinori Ikeda, currently Leader of Multi-Functional Films Business Group under the Chemicals Company, becomes General Manager of Display Materials. Nobuhiko Imajyo, Director, New Business Development & Technology Planning, is named General Manager of Photonics Components. Kazuo Hamazaki, Leader of MEA Project, New Business Development & Technology Planning is appointed the General Manager of Energy Materials Business Development