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Industrial & Functional Fiber Department
Toray International Europe GmbH (TIEU)
- Q1. What was your most impressive work?
- Due to Toray Group's Green Innovation Business Expansion (GR) Project and the global increasing demand for sustainable materials, I believe my most impressive work was to drive forth Toray's world's first 100% bio-based PET fiber by selling to a European weaving company in order to develop a 100% bio-based woven fabric for car seat applications.
- Q2. What does your company do?
- TIEU is Toray Group's trading company located in Germany, offering fibers & textiles, plastics & chemicals, IT-related products, carbon fiber, environment & engineering and life science materials to the European market.
- Q3. What does your department/section do and what work are you in charge of?
- TIEU's Industrial & Functional Fiber Department is offering Toray's whole fiber range to the European market. I am in charge of expanding TIEU's fiber business for various applications like automotive interiors, filtration, friction management, pump packing, tooth brushes and searching for niche market.
- Q4. What kind of job do you mainly put a lot of effort into?
- I put a lot of effort into finding new business opportunities. In order to generate new business, it's crucial to make customers understand the benefit of Toray's materials.
- Q5. When do you feel rewarded at work?
I feel rewarded when I can turn the efforts, as part of our Fiber Team, into new business opportunities to achieve our goals.
- Q6. What is it that you put a lot of effort into in your personal life?
- I put a lot of effort into my family life. My two daughters (11 months and four years old) and my wife take up most of the time in my personal life. Currently, I am teaching my oldest daughter how to ride a bicycle. My youngest daughter has started walking and I need to pay attention, otherwise she clears up everything from the table that she gets her hands on. On the weekends, I usually play football (soccer) or watch matches of my favorite club, Kickers Offenbach.