Zoltek names new CEO

Effective May 18, 2016, Yoshihiro Takeuchi took over as president, COO and CEO of Zoltek Companies.

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Yoshihiro Takeuchi is the new president, COO and CEO of Zoltek Companies Inc., St. Louis. In his new role, Takeuchi will oversee all operations of Zoltek Companies and its subsidiaries.

Takeuchi was previously the general manager of the manufacturing division of advanced composite production for Toray Industries. He will take over for Mark Kawamura who will be moving on to become the chief representative of Toray Malaysia Group. “During his time at Zoltek, Mr. Kawamura led the company to record-breaking heights that have set the company on a solid path to future success. I look forward to taking the reins and using my experience and expertise to drive this company forward,” stated Takeuchi.