New CEO appointed for Nitto Denko/Hydranautics

Desalination membrane manufacturer Nitto Denko/Hydranautics has appointed Yasushi Nakahira as general manager and CEO of its Global Membranes Division based in Oceanside, California, USA.

Most recently, Nakahira served as president of Nitto Denko Europe, based in Genk, Belgium.

Previously, as a senior manager in the Nitto Denko Optical Division, Nakahira led the world-wide polarizing films business for large screen LCD. He was also responsible for establishing two key Nitto Denko manufacturing plants in Japan and Korea.

"We welcome Mr Nakahira to Hydranautics and look forward to his strong leadership", said Brett Andrews, president and COO of Hydranautics. "As the leading membrane company, Hydranautics is committed to focusing on new technology and innovation - and understanding and acting on customer needs. Mr Nakahira brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure we constantly create new value within the membrane business".

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