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Teijin Automotive Technologies Announces European Leadership Addition

Teijin Automotive Technologies recently announced organizational changes to
its European operations, including the retirement of Miguel Ferraz from the
Portugal operations and the hiring of Uwe Brinkmann as General Manager,
Europe. After 10 years of service with the company’s Portuguese operations,
Ferraz announced his retirement effective April 1, 2022. Ferraz served as
the CEO of Inapal Plasticós when it was acquired by Teijin in 2018 and then
continued on as general manager there, overseeing the operational
integration into what was then Continental Structural Plastics.

“We thank Miguel for his dedicated service to our company as we integrated
the Portuguese operations, grew the business, and navigated some difficult
waters these past couple of years,” said Steve Rooney, CEO, Teijin
Automotive Technologies, and general manager of Teijin’s Composites Business

To support Teijin Automotive Technologies’ continued growth in the European
market, Uwe Brinkmann has joined the company as General Manager, Teijin
Automotive Technologies, Europe. Brinkmann reports directly to Rooney and
will oversee the company’s manufacturing operations in Portugal and the
Czech Republic.

“We are excited to have someone with Uwe’s experience and expertise on our
team to help us to both grow our European business, and continue to
integrate and standardize our operations there,” said Rooney. “We see
tremendous potential in Europe for our lightweight composite technologies
and believe Uwe will help us fully leverage our opportunities in this
important market.”

Brinkmann joins Teijin Automotive Technologies from Henniges Automotive,
where he served as Vice President, European Operations and was responsible
for five facilities in Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland. He brings more
than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, serving in a variety
of sales and engineering leadership positions. He holds an engineering
degree in materials technology from Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
in Osnabrueck, Germany.

About Teijin Automotive Technologies
Teijin Automotive Technologies specializes in the development and production
of advanced composite components – including carbon and glass fiber – for
the global automotive and transportation industries and is an integral part
of the Teijin Group of companies. The company is a worldwide leader in
composite formulations with a focus on providing automakers with
lightweight, durable products that enable design and packaging flexibility.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., USA, Teijin Automotive Technologies
has 29 operations in 8 countries and employs more than 5,000 people. For
more information visit

About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced
solutions in the fields of environmental value; safety, security and
disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health
consciousness. Originally established as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer in
1918, Teijin has evolved into a unique enterprise encompassing three core
business domains: high-performance materials including aramid, carbon fibers
and composites, and also resin and plastic processing, films, polyester
fibers and products converting; healthcare including pharmaceuticals and
home healthcare equipment for bone/joint, respiratory and
cardiovascular/metabolic diseases, nursing care and pre-symptomatic
healthcare; and IT including B2B solutions for medical, corporate and public
systems as well as packaged software and B2C online services for digital
entertainment. Deeply committed to its stakeholders, as expressed in the
brand statement “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions,” Teijin aims to be a
company that supports the society of the future. The group comprises more
than 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries
worldwide. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 836.5 billion (USD 7.7
billion) and total assets of JPY 1,036.4 billion (USD 9.5 billion) in the
fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2021. For more information about the
Teijin Group visit

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