Leadership team

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Leadership team

TenCate believes that treating our employees as associates and partners helps foster the commitment we have to customers where we are active team members on their projects. This philosophy fosters a culture of respect and action, and provides a positive culture.

Keisuke Ishii - Chief Executive Officer

Keisuke Ishii, Chief Executive Officer, supports the executive management team for TenCate Advanced Composites. Keisuke has over 30 years of experience with Toray in the sales and marketing of advanced composite materials to the aerospace and industrial segments. His mission is to accelerate business growth focusing on the customer and utilizing the resources of the Toray Group of companies. Keisuke holds a BA in Law from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

 

Steven Mead – Chief Commercial Officer

Steven Mead, Chief Commercial Officer, supports a world class commercial team for TenCate, and is leading the company’s marketing strategy and commercial expansion efforts globally. Steve drives the collaborative and customer-centric culture that has become fundamental to TenCate’s success, and which has propelled TenCate to a market leading position in the global advanced composites market. “We view our relationship with our customers and suppliers as a partnership, and we work to find creative solutions that work for all of us in the supply chain, from our OEM customer down to the raw material supplier level. This approach results in success for all of us, which creates a unique environment that drives even more growth for TenCate” says Steve. Steve has significant experience in leadership roles for large, global materials technology companies as well as small, entrepreneurial start-ups within the aerospace and defense industry. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Scott Unger - Chief Technology Officer

Scott Unger, Chief Technology Officer, leads TenCate's global technology efforts for both thermoset and thermoplastic composites. Scott has been in composites for over 30 years and has been a driving force for many of TenCate’s technological advancements since 1989. As part of his global responsibilities, Scott also leads our efforts with supplier technology partnerships, as a good portion of our technological portfolio relies on close collaboration with our strategic supply base. Scott holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA. Scott was the leading member of a group of four who founded Bryte Technologies in 1989, which was ultimately purchased by TenCate in 1999 as their technological base from which to grow their aerospace presence in North America.

Frank Meurs - Chief Operations Officer

Frank Meurs, Chief Operations Officer, supports a world class multi-site manufacturing organization. Frank is passionate about creating a safe, efficient and customer oriented production group, as well as building a strong supply chain based on long term partnerships. Frank has a long track record with TenCate in increasing levels for responsibility from Area Sales Manager to Managing Director, and then to Group Director of TenCate Advanced Composites EMEA. Frank Meurs graduated from the Polytechnic “De Maere” in Enschede (NL) with a degree in Business Administration and Textile Engineering. In 1997, he graduated from the University of Portsmouth (UK) with a Master of Business Administration.

Steve Littauer - Chief Financial Officer

Steve Littauer, Chief Financial Officer, supports a global finance, information technology and human resources team for TenCate Advanced Composites. Steve serves as a business partner, providing strategic financial and business leadership. He helps drive achievement of the business’ sales, operational and financial objectives, making recommendations to strategically enhance business performance. Steve believes that he and his team “provide the systems, processes and support to the organization to help TenCate Advanced Composites achieve its full potential.” Steve has extensive experience in finance and commercial leadership for global aerospace and defense companies. Steve holds a BA in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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