Toray Advanced Composites announces new leadership

Morgan Hill campus
Morgan Hill campus

Toray Advanced Composites has formally announced a key leadership transition, with Scott Unger as the new global CEO and Steve Cease as the new managing director, USA, and global CTO, effective this spring.

Unger has over thirty years of experience at the senior level in the composites industry, having co-founded the Morgan Hill, California, site in 1990, bringing new advanced composite products and technology innovation to the market before its acquisition by TenCate in 1999, and then Toray in 2018. He has continued to drive the business forward with an unwavering dedication to excellence and innovation. Unger will succeed Toshiyuki Kondo after previously operating as the division’s managing director and global chief technology officer. Kondo, in turn, will transition into a new executive leadership role within the Toray Group, at Zoltek.

Scott Unger, global CEO of Toray Advanced Composites
Scott Unger, global CEO of Toray Advanced Composites

"I am thrilled and humbled to lead our group towards our collective vision of innovation and excellence in next-generation composite material technologies,” stated Scott Unger, global CEO of Toray Advanced Composites. “With an incredible team spanning our global operations, together, we're dedicated to supporting our customers and the industry with an unparalleled focus on meeting the demands of today and tomorrow.”

Steve Cease, who succeeds Unger as global CTO and US managing director, brings 30 years of advanced composite materials and parts experience in technology, operations, and business development. In addition to his extensive thermoset background, Cease is a recognised champion for the growth of thermoplastic composites. In 2020, Cease joined Toray Advanced Composites (formerly TenCate) as the vice-president of technology and strategic marketing.

Steve Cease, global CTO and US managing director of Toray Advanced Composites
Steve Cease, global CTO and US managing director of Toray Advanced Composites

“We are experiencing a high-rate production paradigm shift, with new advancements in material technology being pivotal in providing a solid foundation enabling sustainable environmental and economic growth,” said Cease, global CTO and US managing director of Toray Advanced Composites. “I am excited to advance the strong Toray technology platforms and to execute our industrialisation strategy.”

This announcement follows the newly launched strengthened polyamide Cetex PA+ TC915, the launch of the Life Cycle Assessment program for Toray Cetex thermoplastics, and the Morgan Hill campus expansion.

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