Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Names Christopher Voght General Manager of the Torayfan® Division

Franco Chicarella and Amanda Whaley of the Torayfan Division are also promoted.

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (October 5, 2020)—Toray Plastics (America), Inc., announces three promotions within its Torayfan® Division. Christopher Voght has been promoted to the position of General Manager, Franco Chicarella is now the Director of Sales, and Amanda Whaley has been named the division’s National Sales Manager.

Christopher Voght has most recently served Toray as the Senior Director of Sales of the Torayfan Division. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Strategic Alliance Group, where he oversaw a team that handled key accounts. Voght joined Toray in 1999 after graduating with a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts and has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, product management, and sales functions. Voght earned an M.B.A. from Babson College.

Franco Chicarella was appointed National Sales Manager of the Torayfan Division in 2013. He has also served the division as a Business Manager. Chicarella joined Toray in 2000 as an engineering intern and signed on full-time in 2001 as a Process Engineer in the Lumirror® Division. In 2010 he shifted back to the Torayfan Division as a Product Manager.

Amanda Whaley most recently served the company as the division’s Senior Accounts Manager. In 2017 she was appointed to the position of Key Accounts Manager, following two years of service as Product Manager. Prior to that, Whaley served as a Torayfan Sales and Marketing Analyst, a position she held for two years.  Whaley joined Toray in 2012 as a Cost Analyst in the Accounting Department.

“The entire Torayfan Division team has done a remarkable job, and Chris, Franco, and Amanda have been instrumental in nurturing its success,” says Mike Brandmeier, President and CEO, Toray Plastics (America), Inc. “The Torayfan Division is poised for even more growth as the result of strategic long-term planning and significant capital infusions made during the past five years. I’m very confident each will surpass their previous accomplishments and support the continued success of the other team members and Toray overall.”

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, and metallized films, and polypropylene and polyethylene foams. The company is committed to environmental, social, and corporate governance and aims to contribute to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies, and products that help address global issues. R&D is focused on the development of materials that are fossil fuel-free, compostable, biodegradable, and/or recyclable. The company’s sustainability initiative, launched in 2004, includes the operating of one of Rhode Island’s larger solar farms and two cogeneration systems, energy and water conservation, recycling, and zero landfill.

Toray Plastics (America) is a subsidiary of the Toray Group, which believes that materials can change lives and provide real solutions to the challenges the world faces. The Toray Group is the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films and has annual sales exceeding US$21 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s products, 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), Inc., announces three promotions within its Torayfan® Division. Christopher Voght has been promoted to the position of General Manager, Franco Chicarella is the new Director of Sales, and Amanda Whaley is now the division’s Sales Manager.

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