Lee Hwa Kyong | TORAY

Acquiring new customers and launching new products in the Korean market

Updated on Apr. 7, 2016. The validity of this article may expire without notice.

Korea Lee Hwa Kyong Polyester Filament Business Division
Toray Chemical Korea Inc. (TCK)

  1. Q1. What was your most impressive work?
    When I was newly recruited, I participated in the first in-house Best Practice Tournament. As a motivated fresh recruit, I bothered senior colleagues from the manufacturing and research teams for support and prepared a presentation without sleeping for a whole week. After I presented my theme, "Development of High Tenacity Filament Yarns for Industrial Material Application," I got second place. Because my presentation was also recognized as a distinguished example, I went around the company giving lectures, which has fostered my pride as well as loyalty to the company. It has already been ten years since the tournament, but I remember it as if it were yesterday.
  2. Q2. What does your company do?
    TCK, which became a part of Toray Group in 2014, manufactures high value-added products in various fields such as staple fiber, filament yarn, textiles, filters, films, and meta-aramid fiber and strives to do its best to provide unmatched values to the customers.
  3. Q3. What does your department/section do and what work are you in charge of?
    My department sells filament yarn products within Republic of Korea. Leveraging the wealth of marketing experience I accumulated during my business career, I undertake the role of acquiring new customers and launching new products.
  4. Q4. What kind of job do you mainly put a lot of effort into?
    This year, I would like to contribute to the growth of the business division which I belong to by engaging in further thorough market surveys in order to launch to the market differentiated products that match the needs of customers. Although a tough economic outlook for 2016 is expected, I wish to contribute to the company with my business division.
  5. Q5. When do you feel rewarded at work?
    It is when the promotional activities that I have lead have fruited to actual sales and contributed to the business division. I also feel happy when I am spending time with my colleagues, whom I have acquired over the various projects that I have undertaken, as if they were my family.
  6. Q6. What is it that you put a lot of effort into in your personal life?
    In order to collect new market information on filament yarns, I have been diligently studying Japanese. I am also planning to start swimming this year for my health. Although I feel a bit anxious since it's a new challenge for me, I am determined to work as hard to learn swimming as I did with the Japanese language so I can eventually master the butterfly.