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Hisae Sasaki

Position

President

Company Name

KOMATSU MATERE Co.,Ltd.

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Bio

Birth Date:  26/2/1953

Background / Biography:

I acquired expertise in the technology development department of Toray Industries. In my 30s, I worked at overseas joint ventures on temporary assignments four times as the textile production manager, plant manager and president. After returning to the head office, I worked as the executive manager (director) of textile production technology for eight years. I then moved to Komatsu Matere and became president.

Information

Education

I completed the textile engineering course at Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School.

 

Experience

I Improved production efficiency and business performance in a short period of time as a plant manager. I Improved business performance by means of drastic structural reorganization as the president.

 

Apr. 1977 Joined Dept., Toray Industries, Inc.

Jun. 1987 Director and General Manager of Woven Textile Department, P.T. Easterntex

Mar. 1992 Chief Staff, General Manager of Development Office III, Textile Development Center of Toray Industries, Inc.

Nov. 1994 Director and Plant Manager, P.T. Indonesia Synthetic Textile Mills/P.T. Acryl Textile Mills

May 1999 General Manager, Textile Technology Office, Fiber Processing Technology Department, Toray Industries, Inc.

Apr. 2001 General Manager, Textile Development Center of Toray Industries, Inc.

Jun. 2004 President and Plant Manager, P.T. Indonesia Synthetic Textile Mills/P.T. Acryl Textile Mills

Oct. 2007 Deputy President in charge of production, Penfabric Sdn. Berhad

Jun. 2009 General Manager of Fiber Processing Technology Department, Toray Industries, Inc.

Jun. 2010 Director in charge of high-order processing technology and production, Production Division, Toray Industries, Inc.

Jun. 2014 Full-time Commissioner in charge of high-order processing technology and production, Production Division of Toray Industries, Inc.

Jun. 2018 Part-time, Production Division of Toray Industries, Inc.

Jan. 2020 Retired from Toray Industries, Inc.

Feb. 2020 General Manager, Corporate Strategic Planning Office of the Company

Jun. 2020 President (to present)

 

Areas of Expertise

I possess knowledge and experience in production and technical development in the textile industry.

 

What have been the main lessons you have learned in your career and how do you implement them in your management?

A leader can’t do anything by themselves. The main role of the leader is to vitalize the organization by motivating the people who are involved in it. Support for independent thought and implementation that leads to good results becomes motivation for the organization. It’s based on a trusting relationship with the organization members.

 

Profesional accomplishments

I reduced in-process inventory by half in a short period of time in production sites where performance was sluggish due to chronic non-achievement of production plans. The production lead time was shortened drastically and productivity improved by 30%, resulting in the recovery of business performance. The radical reduction of in-process inventory allowed us to locate problems in the production sites.

 

Mentors

The director(s) in charge of production in those days. I learned the nuts and bolts of production management from various perspectives through timly advice and close support and encouragement, which maintained my motivation.

 

Goals as president

I aim to be the president of a company in which employers and employees grow together, impressing poeple with our creativity and expanding projects that contribute to the earth and society. This is our corporate philosophy.

 

Quotes

“Discipline” (ceaseless thoughts on swordplay from The Books of Five Rings by legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi)

 

It is necessary for us to discipline ourselves to obtain the ability to respond to any situation.