NatureWorks: First Asia Pacific Headquarters in Bangkok
NatureWorks srl, Milano, Italy, supplier of biopolymers, with Ingeo fibers and plastics made from plants, not oil, has located its first Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Bangkok and has expanded its team of senior commercial, managerial and technical personnel to enhance support of Ingeo customers throughout the region and to expand business.
Rich Weber will serve as the new A/P commercial director, and Viboon Pungprasert is the new general manager of NatureWorks Asia Pacific Limited. Weber will lead existing Ingeo market development work throughout the region. He is also responsible for establishing and managing new distribution relationships in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. He will coordinate Ingeo sales across segments and geographies and will set up commercial operations to support regional business development opportunities. Pungprasert will manage the NatureWorks A/P business from Bangkok.
Chi Au-Yeung is NatureWorks’ new technology and business development specialist for the AP region. Pauline Ning is transitioning to regional Ingeo marketing and communications manager for Asia Pacific. Kasina Samdaengdech is the new business development manager for Thailand and Vietnam, and Toshiaki Yamamatsu is now Ingeo technical sales development specialist for Japan.
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