YKK Corp. Announces New Group Officer

The YKK Corp., based in Tokyo, has named E. Alex Gregory, current president and chief executive officer of YKK Corp. of America, its first non-Japanese group officer. He will assume the additional responsibilities on April 1.

"My hope is that I will now be in a better position to influence YKK's global strategies in a way that will positively impact my YKK colleagues in North and Latin America," said Gregory. "YKK America Group is involved in two major business segments-fasteners and sewn products under the YKK brand name; and architectural building products under the YKK AP brand." He added that the AP business is growing.

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