North Kingstown, Rhode Island (April 1, 2019)—Mike Brandmeier, President and CEO of Toray Plastics (America), Inc., has received the Providence Business News’s 2019 Manufacturing Award in the Strategic Leadership category. The award was presented to Brandmeier on March 13 at the sixth annual Manufacturing Awards dinner in Providence, Rhode Island. Brandmeier joined Toray in 1995 as the Director of Sales for the Torayfan® Polypropylene Division. He was named President in June 2014. Brandmeier has been a visionary leader who has helped the company to navigate major expansions, market volatility, and significant shifts in the industry while maintaining its leadership position in its core markets and achieving record safety levels. The company is now poised for another expansion and will add a new, state-of-the-art polypropylene film manufacturing line that will enable Toray to increase production capacity and grow its portfolio of materials that can help change peoples’ lives for the better. He has also ensured that Toray has continued to be a responsible environmental steward and active in the Rhode Island community, generously partnering with government, education, and non-profit organizations.
Brandmeier is recognized by Toray employees as a thoughtful, supportive leader who is quick to give credit where credit is due. “This award is really for all the Toray employees who work hard every day to help our customers meet their goals,” says Brandmeier. “I am just one among many doing the best I can to help us succeed together.”
“Mike is a model leader,” says Lisa A. Ahart, Vice President of U.S. Corporate Human Resources and Environmental Health & Safety. “His commitment and dedication to the company’s short- and long-term success have helped it innovate, grow, and prosper. But perhaps most important, Mike is a consistent, approachable leader. His down-to-earth management style fosters open, productive, positive relationships. We are extremely proud of him.”
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 and conducts all its manufacturing and metallizing at one location. Toray is also a leader in the manufacture of polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams for the automotive and flooring industries. 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$20 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s complete line of films and foams, contact Mary Osso at Mary.Osso@Toraytpa.com or 401-667-2281. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., headquarters 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.
Caption: Mike Brandmeier, (left) President and CEO of Toray Plastics (America), Inc., accepted the PBN Manufacturing Award for Strategic Leadership from Christian Cowan, Director, Polaris MEP.