President Stuart Chambers to Step Down
August 26, 2009
Stuart Chambers, who served as president, chief executive officer
(CEO) and representative executive director for Nippon Sheet Glass
(NSG) Group, is stepping down from his position effective September
30, 2009. He will assume the role of senior advisor to the company's
board as of that date.
Katsuji Fujimoto, chairman of NSG Group, will be appointed president
and CEO and representative executive director and will be responsible
for managing the operations of the NSG Group, effective the following
At the same time, Yozo Izuhara, currently chairman of the board,
will assume the role of non-executive chairman of the NSG Group.
These appointments will remain in place as long as is necessary
for the company to put in place a long-term succession, according
to the statement from the company.
"The board of NSG recognizes the major contributions Stuart
Chambers has made during his tenure in improving the operational
and financial strength of the company," says Izuhara. "Despite
the current global economic downturn, we have made considerable
progress on our strategic objectives. The integration is complete,
our initial target for net debt reduction has been met a year early
and decisive action has been taken to restructure the group to address
the new market conditions. I take this opportunity to thank Stuart
for his commitment and enthusiasm throughout the last three years
in helping to create an integrated and international NSG Group."
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