CP50: Mitsubishi Chemical USA Inc.
Mitsubishi Chemical USA Inc., commonly known as MCUSA, is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., which together with Mitsubishi Pharma Corp. is owned by the Mitsubishi Chemicals Holdings Company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MCUSA serves as a service organization to other Mitsubishi Chemical companies in the United States as well as acting as Mitsubishi Chemical's American representative. Mitsubishi Chemical traces its roots to 1934 and today is a fully integrated chemical company with operations throughout the world. Mitsubishi Chemical first came to the United States in the early 1960s when it opened a liaison office in New York and since then, Mitsubishi Chemical businesses in the U.S. as a group have grown to over 1,500 diverse professional employees and sales over $700 million from its U.S.-made high-tech products and selected products imported from its companies around the world.
Yoshimitsu Kobayashi has been serving as president and representative director in Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp., as well as president and director in the subsidiary Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. since April 2007, according to Reuters news service. He has been holding directorship in the company since June 2006. He previously served as managing executive officer in Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
Director and Chief Technology Officer
Fredrickson began his role as director and chief technology officer of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation on April 1, 2014. Fredrickson also serves as a professor in the University of California' Santa Barbara's department of chemical engineering and materials. Fredrickson has established himself as an international authority on polymer science and technology and a consultant/advisor to a number of global chemical, materials, and life science companies including Dow Chemical and DSM.
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