July 14, 2014

TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC., APPOINTS SCOTT VAN WINTER TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS; CHRISTOPHER ROY NAMED VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF THE TORAYFAN® DIVISION.

              

 

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (July 14, 2014)—Toray Plastics (America), Inc., (www.toraytpa.com), the only United States manufacturer of polypropylene, polyester, bio-based, and metallized films for industrial and packaging applications, is pleased to announce that Scott Van Winter, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Lumirror® Division, has been invited to be a member of the Board of Directors. Toray is also pleased to announce that Christopher Roy has been named Vice President and General Manager of the Torayfan® Division (OPP).

Van Winter joined Toray in 2004 as the Director of Industrial Sales. In 2007 he was appointed the Director and General Manager of the Lumirror Division after acting as its Director of Sales and Marketing. He was the division’s Vice President and General Manager before being named its Senior Vice President. Van Winter has been in the plastics industry for 26 years, coming to Toray after a variety of successful roles, including that of Vice President of OPS Sheet and Specialty Films for Alcoa Kama Company.

Christopher Roy most recently served the company as General Manager of the Torayfan Division, having previously been the division’s Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. Roy has also held the positions of Director of Sales and Marketing and Director of National Sales. He joined Toray in 1998 after seven successful years with Mid-America Plastics, Inc., where he held the position of Vice President.  Prior to working at Mid-America Plastics, Roy was with EDS in Dallas, Texas in finance.

“Scott and Chris are strong, solid, dedicated Toray leaders with nearly five decades of plastic films experience between them,” says Mike Brandmeier, President and CEO. “They deserve this recognition and I look forward to working closely with them as we move on to the next leg of Toray’s journey to creating even greater value.”

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, which has annual sales exceeding US$19 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s complete line of films, contact Mary Gervais at mary.gervais@toraytpa.com or 401-667-2281.Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at www.toraytpa.com.