Phani Nagaraj (left) and Todd Glogovsky (right) in front of Asahi Kasei Plastics North America in Fowlerville, Mich.

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America (APNA) announced that Todd Glogovsky, president and COO, will retire on April 1, 2024. Glogovsky will continue to provide guidance and support to ensure a smooth transition for the organization until March 31, 2025.

Phani Nagaraj, vice president of commercial sales, will succeed Todd Glogovsky as president. Phani’s extensive background in P&L management, product management, marketing, technology and sales at LANXESS and Dyantect Manufacturing Inc., as well as his successful tenure as vice president at Asahi Kasei Asaclean Americas, positions him to lead APNA into a new chapter.

“Phani Nagaraj’s leadership with the Asaclean group has been marked by a strong track record of year-over-year profitability,” says Glogovsky. “His strategic vision and dedication have consistently driven growth and innovation within the organization, which paved his career path.”

Phani Nagaraj shared his vision for the role, emphasizing his commitment to consolidating engineering plastics, 3D printing filaments and purging compounds under one roof.

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to lead a company that makes such a large impact in the plastics community,” says Nagaraj. “We aim to continue streamlining our operations, being customer-centric, introducing innovative technology and ensuring our position as a leader in the industry. There are many exciting activities to come.”

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