Moxtek Welcomes New CEO
Moxtek welcomed a new CEO, Shigeyuki Kawamura, in January 2014. Please join us in welcoming him to our team! Mr. Kawamura joined Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. in Japan, Moxtek’s grandparent company, in April 1981 immediately upon his graduation from Shimane University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Mr. Kawamura has more than 32 years of experience with Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. He served 17 of those years in executive or managerial capacities, with Nippon Kayaku Group’s Pharmaceuticals, Functional Chemicals and Safety Systems businesses in Japan and in the United States. He served as President of Nippon Kayaku America, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. from November 2009 to May 2012. Mr. Kawamura was key in assuring the success of Nippon Kayaku America’s business operations which included the planning, direction and coordination of clinical development of pharmaceutical products in the United States, starting a wholesale business of functional chemical products in the United States, and starting sales and technical support businesses for auto safety parts such as gas generators to inflate airbags which Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. was already selling in the United States. In August 2013, Mr. Kawamura joined Moxtek, Inc. as Executive Vice President, and then President & CEO of Moxtek in January 2014.