News Briefs: June 5, 2012

Asahi Kasei Plastics opens new sales office in Mexico; Leo Schot named CEO of LM Wind Power.

Asahi Kasei Plastics N.A. Inc. (Fowlerville, Mich., USA) reported on June 4 that it is commemorating its 12-year anniversary with the opening of a new sales office in Mexico (Asahi Kasei Plastics Mexico). The new facility is located in the Metepec Business Center of Toluca, supplementing the firm's four warehouses in San Luis Potosi, Puebla, Torreon and Monterrey. "The objective of the sales office in Mexico is to provide closer attention and faster response to local customer needs," says Victor H. Mora, sales manager for Mexico.  

LM Wind Power group (Kolding, Denmark) has its new chief executive officer Leo Schot. Schot joins the company from Siemens Wind Power where he has been CEO of Global Supply Chain. He is a mechanical engineer and was educated at the Institute of Technology in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He later followed the Executive Development Program DASA and the GE Crotonville Manager Development Program. Schot worked for Fokker Special Products, Fokker Aircraft, Enron Wind and GE Wind Energy in various senior and executive functions.