New Year Message from President and CEO, Jean-Marc Gilson

January 4, 2022

Updated on January 4, 2022

Happy New Year!
First, let me take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to everyone for your contributions in 2021. A very special thank you to our colleagues who are working during the holiday season to ensure safe and reliable operations to support our customers across the world.
As we turn the page on 2021 and in line with the Japanese tradition of oshogatsu, let me share with you my fresh 2022 New Year’s resolutions.
2022 is the year to “walk the talk” and to start rolling out our new management policy, Forging the future, announced on December 1, 2021. As we enter the implementation phase, we will take the first transformative steps this year to become a highly successful specialty materials company.
Three key words come to mind as we proceed with our new strategy execution: simplification, focus and growth.
1. Simplification: Leaner structure and common processes across the company.
2. Focus: Target fewer market segments with more force.
3. Growth: A company must grow to exist — all energy on growing our company!
Of course, the driving force of our future success is you! You are the heart and soul of our company. Together we will rise to the challenge and I am optimistic, confident and excited to go through the years ahead.
As we install a new leadership team, which will be announced soon in this month, effective communication is key, and I am looking forward to sharing ideas and getting feedback from you.
This new year is a new beginning for us. Let 2022 bring us better opportunities to build a stronger, more successful One Company.