Monday, Jul 24, 2017

Satoshi Ichiishi

Executive Managing Director

Company
Tanaka Holdings

Bio

Director & Senior Corporate Officer, Tanaka Precious Metals

Chairman, Catalyst Manufacturers Association Japan


Background:

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.

 

Education

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

 

Experience

April 1985  
Joined Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. as a chemical engineer

April 2006  
Factory Manager of Ichikawa works

April 2009  
Factory Manager of Shounan works

June 2011         
Director and Director of Chemical & Refining Division

April 2012        
Executive Director and Director of Chemical & Refining Division

April 2014       
Senior Director and Director of Chemical & Refining Division

October 2015
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.

 

Quotes

Where there is a will, there is a way


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