Leadership and a Message from the President

Aiming for "A creator of unique value to the solution of water and environment"

Since its founding in 1949, Kurita Water Industries has been consistently contributing to the development of industry and society by providing solutions to issues related to water and the environment. Our arena has been expanding from Japan to the world. As a global company, we aim to achieve further growth. Celebrating the 70th anniversary, we are renewing our determination as a leading company in water treatment to create new value and respond to the needs of both society and customers worldwide.

Globalism and the rapid progress in digitalization in recent years have been influencing not only economic and industrial development but also the shape of society itself, having created new issues in the global environment. The environment surrounding us is changing at a tremendous speed. Society is becoming more and more complicated and the values that are needed are diversifying. We have entered an age of unpredictability.

In this environment, the Kurita Group started to implement the Medium-Term Management Plan, "Maximize Value Proposition 2022 (MVP-22)", in April 2018. In the plan, we review our missions reflected in our Corporate Philosophy of "Study the properties of water, master them, and we will create an environment in which nature and man are in harmony", define CSR as the Kurita Group’s responsibility for its impacts on society, and position CSR at the heart of its management strategy. While innovations for solving global issues are required, we are making a sustained effort to create value that the Group shares with society as the "Creator of unique value to the solution of water and environment" set forth in our Corporate Vision. We position "solving water resource issues", "sustainable use of energy", "waste reduction", and "advance in production technologies in industries" as social issues that we should address. We aspire to identify the essence of the value that is required and achieve value that only Kurita can achieve.

The Kurita Group will continue to provide comprehensive solutions that will create value as a water treatment company engaging in the Water Treatment Chemicals business, Water Treatment Facilities business, and maintenance services in business areas that deal with water and the environment. We aim to maximize customer intimacy and become an entity that is trusted by stakeholders worldwide.

I hope that we can count on your continued support.

Michiya Kadota
President and Representative Director
Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
 

Kurita America Leadership

Masahiko Mitsuta Masahiko Mitsuta Chairman
LaMarr Barnes LaMarr Barnes Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Filipski Jeff Filipski Chief Sales Officer
Shekhar Nanivadekar Shekhar Nanivadekar Chief Operations Officer
JB Flies JB Flies Chief Financial Officer
Paul Spekman Paul Spekman Chief Administrative Officer
Kevin Milici Kevin Milici Executive Vice President of Marketing & Technology
Randy Meyer Randy Meyer Executive Vice President of Sales Operations
Greg Becker Greg Becker Executive Vice President of Sales
Todd Emslander Todd Emslander Executive Vice President of Process Technologies
Joe Tirreno Joe Tirreno Executive Vice President of Strategic Sales
Nathan Bach Nathan Bach Executive Vice President of Engineering & Equipment