The Surface Engineers

Board of Directors

Yoshinori Kawasaki, Executive Officer and President of Machinery, Environmental and Logistics Systems operations of IHI Corp.

  • Over 30 years of experience in the thin film industry in IHI Corporation
  • Over 20 years of experience as General Manager of development and engineering in plasma and ion beam equipment business

Dr. Yasuhiro Shigegaki, Chairman of the Board

  • 26 years of experience in R&D and business development at IHI Corporation
  • Over 10 years of experience as General Manager of R&D and business development
  • Ph.D (Engineering) (Doctor of Engineering)

Teruyuki Kadooka, Member of the Board

  • Over 30 years of experience in business development at IHI Corporation
  • Extensive international experience in Europe
  • Managing Director of IHI Europe Ltd

Hiroshi Nakai, Member of the Board

  • Over 25 years of experience in thin film technologies at IHI Corporation
  • Experience as General Manager of Advance Applied Science Dept. and Deputy General Manager of Corporate R&D at IHI Corporation
  • Deputy General Manager of Heat Treatment & Surface Engineering Management Div. in IHI Corporation

Dr. Gerry van der Kolk, Member of the Board

  • Over 30 years of experience in thin film coating industry
  • Numerous patents and publications
  • Ph.D in Nuclear Physics, M.Sc. Technical Physics

Lukas Haldimann, Member of the Board

  • Over 12 years of experience in various positions in finance
  • Experience with public and private equity backed industrial companies
  • Swiss certified accountant, MBA