THAILAND: NatureWorks opens Asia Pacific HQ
Biopolymer supplier NatureWorks has chosen Bangkok as the location of the company's first regional headquarters in Asia Pacific, expanding its local management team there.
NatureWorks president and CEO Marc Verbruggen said of the announcement: “The opening of our first Asian headquarters is an important move as we add support for current customers and introduce [lead product] Ingeo to many more.”
The company's Ingeo biopolymer is used to make branded fibres from renewable sources such as corn.
Rich Weber, who relocates from Cargill's strategy and business development group in the US, takes over as Asia Pacific commercial director from Dan Sawyer.
Viboon Pungprasert, previously with PTT Global Chemical Public Company Ltd, will serve as general manager of NatureWorks Asia Pacific Ltd.
Meanwhile, Chi Au-Yeung has been appointed technology and business development specialist for the Asia Pacific region, and Pauline Ning takes over as regional Ingeo marketing and communications manager.
Kasina Samdaengdech is the new business development manager for Thailand and Vietnam, while Toshiaki Yamamatsu has the job of Ingeo technical sales development specialist for Japan.
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