Toray Plastics (America) Appoints Derek Smith, Business Manager, Torayfan® Division

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (November 27, 2018) —Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is pleased to announce that Derek Smith has joined the Torayfan® Polypropylene Film Division as a Business Manager. Prior to joining Toray,  Smith was the Regional Sales Manager for the Horen Group. Smith also brings operational leadership experience to his new role. He has a B.A. from Providence College.

“We’re excited to have Derek join the Toray team,” says Gianfranco Chicarella, National Sales Manager, Torayfan Division, Toray Plastics (America). “He has broad experience in plastics and chemicals sales and has been very successful in growing business. We look forward to benefiting from Derek’s expertise.”

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$19 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s complete line of films and foams, contact Mary Osso at 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

Caption: Toray Plastics (America) announces that Derek Smith has been appointed to the position of Business Manager in the Torayfan® Division.

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