Executive Managing DirectorCompany
Director & Senior Corporate Officer, Tanaka Precious Metals
Chairman, Catalyst Manufacturers Association Japan
As President of a chemical recovery company, Satoshi leads a business for recovering/refining precious metals, which are valuable resources. Chemicals and chemical product materials that the company offers are used in many ways in automotive applications, electronic devices and healthcare markets. It is one of the top companies in the world in terms of the production of platinum ruthenium alloy/carbon catalysts for fuel cells. The company contributes to developing fuel cell vehicles and building infrastructures such as hydrogen stations by offering precious metal materials in Japan, which is trying to show to the world its initiative to shift to a hydrogen-based society by 2020.
Satoshi has been Chairman of Catalyst Manufacturers Association Japan since 2015.
Satoshi graduated from the College of Engineering, Yokohama National University in 1985, where he studied material science.
Areas of Expertise
Electrochemical, precious metal refining, precious metal catalyst
Joined Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. as a chemical engineer
Factory Manager of Ichikawa works
Factory Manager of Shounan works
Director and Director of Chemical & Refining Division
Executive Director and Director of Chemical & Refining Division
Senior Director and Director of Chemical & Refining Division
Director & Senior corporate Officer and President of Chemical & Refining Company Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
What have been the main lessons you have learned in your career and how do you implement them in your management?
Satoshi introduced solvent extraction for the first time at TKK and built an automated line for refining Pt group metals. His experience in R&D and management of organization at that time helps his current activities.
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