MOSCOW (MRC) -- Material supplier Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc. has named Todd Glogovsky as its new president and chief operating officer, said Canplastics.
Glogovsky, who joined the Fowlerville, Mich.-based compounding company in 2017 and was formerly the executive vice president of sales and technology, has over 30 years of plastics experience, including as managing director for a South American compounding business.
Glogovsky also has over 15 years of senior management experience, including strategic development, and has held positions related to sales, technology, operations and research and development throughout his career.
"In Todd’s four years with the company, he has made a significant impact on our business strategy and product growth,” said John W. Moyer, senior executive officer of Asahi Kasei Corp. “Todd’s extensive background and experience is an asset to our entire organization; he has proven himself as an effective leader who prioritizes both internal and external relationships. His efforts will play a critical role in advancing both APNA and Asahi Kasei toward our 2024 mid-term plan goals."
As per MRC, Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corporation, kept capacity utilization at its acrylonitrile (ACN) plant in Mizushima, Japan, at a regular level in August following the completion of planned preventive measures. So, repair work at this enterprise with a capacity of 200,000 tonnes per year was started on May 16 this year and ended on 16 July. Thus, they continued for two months.
According to the ICIS-MRC Price Report, ABS imports to Russia grew by 40% in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period last year and amounted to 20,900 tonnes against 15,000 tonnes. The share of South Korean supplies fell to 56% (11,800 tonnes) against 60% (9,000 tonnes) a year earlier.
Asahi Kasei Corporation, founded in May 1931, is a Japanese chemical company. The company is headquartered in Tokyo and has offices and subsidiaries throughout Japan, as well as in China, Singapore, Thailand, the United States and Germany.