Management Team under new Teijin Aramid CEO Peter ter Horst complete
Arnhem, The Netherlands, 19 August — Teijin Aramid, world leader in aramid high performance fibers, announced today the appointment of Isabelle Damen as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) per August 24th, 2020. Isabelle Damen succeeds Peter ter Horst, who was named CEO of Teijin Aramid earlier this year.
Isabelle Damen has worked in finance for over 20 years and brings a wealth of international experience to Teijin Aramid. She is a well-equipped strategic business partner and previously held the position of Finance Director Global Powertrain at Sensata Technologies. Isabelle will work closely with the Management Team and her colleagues to meet Teijin Aramid’s long-term growth and sustainability goals.
As the new CFO, Isabelle Damen commented: “Teijin Aramid is a global, innovative company, with technology and expertise at the heart of the business. Manufacturing a product that can be found in all different kinds of applications, ranging from the Mars Perseverance Rover to car tires and firefighter garments, can be complex. These challenges inspire me and I look forward to bringing my expertise to the start of the aramid supply chain. I am also passionate about enabling our future generations and for that, we need to prioritise the development of our people and environment. Teijin Aramid acknowledges this and I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth objectives while meeting its sustainability targets.”
Peter ter Horst, CEO Teijin Aramid says: “Isabelle Damen is a fantastic addition to the Teijin Aramid team. We are pleased that our Management Team is now complete. She is a true leader who has demonstrated focus on sustainable business growth and values the development of people; not just as a manager but also outside of office hours as a mentor. Her strategic counsel and hands-on mentality will prove invaluable as we grow to meet the world’s demand for aramid.”
Management Team complete
As per the 1st of September 2020, Teijin Aramid’s Management Team will consist of: Peter ter Horst (CEO), Isabelle Damen (CFO), Erik Delnoij (Director Marketing & Sales), Edward Groen (Director Operations), Daisuke Ozaki (Director Research & Technology), Jan Roos (Director Energy Transition & Sustainable Development), Han Veldman (Director Human Resources & Organization) and Robert van Riessen (Director Global IT).
About Teijin Aramid
Teijin Aramid is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group and world leader in aramids. Its aramid products Twaron®, Teijinconex®, Technora® and its ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Endumax® are renowned for their strength, sustainability, safety, heat resistance and low weight and are used in different applications and markets including automotive, ballistic protection, marine, civil engineering, protective clothing, ropes, fiber optic cables and oil & gas. These high performance materials are produced in the Netherlands, Thailand and Japan. For more information: www.teijinaramid.com
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the fields of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Originally established as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer in 1918, Teijin has evolved into a unique enterprise encompassing three core business domains: high-performance materials including aramid, carbon fibers and composites, and also resin and plastic processing, films, polyester fibers and products converting; healthcare including pharmaceuticals and home healthcare equipment for bone/joint, respiratory and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases, nursing care and pre-symptomatic healthcare; and IT including B2B solutions for medical, corporate and public systems as well as packaged software and B2C online services for digital entertainment. Deeply committed to its stakeholders, as expressed in the brand statement “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions”, Teijin aims to be a company that supports the society of the future. The group comprises more than 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries worldwide. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 853.7 billion (USD 8.0 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,004.2 billion (USD 9.4 billion) in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2020. Please visit www.teijin.com.
For additional information about Teijin Aramid or to speak to one of the experts, please contact:
Teijin Aramid (Arnhem, Netherlands)
Alinda van Wijk, Corporate & Marketing Communications
+31 (0) 6 12 19 08 47