AFG Glass Announces Three New Appointments

AFG Industries President and chief executive officer Brad Kitterman has appointed Toshiro Kasuya as director of planning and Tadayuki Oi as vice president, technical development and chief technical officer for the company. Additionally, the company has announced the promotion of Dana Duval to operations manager for the company's Residential Fabrication plant in Jacksonville, Fla.

Toshiro Kasuya

Previously serving as general manager of planning and coordination for AGC flat glass Japan/Asia, Tokyo, Kasuya will relocate to the AFG corporate office in Atlanta, Ga. In the new assignment, Kasuya will report to the vice president and chief financial officer and be responsible for a variety of analytical and reporting projects.

Tadayuki Oi

Currently, Oi is an executive officer with Asahi Glass Company and general manager of Japan Division, Japan/Asia, Flat Glass Company. In his new assignment, Oi will be responsible for developing and executing the strategic and long-term goals and objectives of the research and development (R&D), technical development and technical services organizations for AFG Industries. He will be responsible for the management of the Petaluma, C

alif. R&D facility and its research efforts, product development, coordinating with the AGC research and development community and managing shared development efforts, providing technical and process support to the primary, coating and fabrication processes and providing technical support to customers and resolving product problems. Oi will be transferring to Atlanta, Ga., with the relocation of the AFG's corporate headquarters.

Duval served as district manager for Harding Glass in the Dallas/Fort Worth market prior to joining AFG. He joined AFG as production supervisor for the company's Hebron, Ohio facility.

In 2003, he was promoted and relocated to the company's Jacksonville operation as plant manager.

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