Dr. Toru Takehara

Phd. in Mechanical Engineering Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan

Dr. Toru Takehara (PhD) has been appointed as the “Chairman” of the Company from the 01st September 2014. In addition to his present position as Chairman of CDPLC, Dr. Takehara has also been appointed as a Director of Dockyard General Engineering Services (Pvt) Limited, Sri Lanka and Ceylon Shipping Agencies (Pte) Limited, Singapore.

Dr. Takehara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (1974) from the Osaka University, Japan and obtained his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering in March 2000, conferred by Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan.

Soon after his graduation he joined the Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., as a Design Engineer of Crane Division at Tamano Works Japan.

From 1999-2012, he has served at PACECO CORP., located in Hayward California, USA, in higher managerial positions as Vice President R&D
(May 1999 – March 2002), President CEO (April 2002-March 2011), and as the Chairman (April 2011 – March 2012).

From April 2013, he was engaged as the Senior Researcher in the Japan Association of Cargo-handling Machinery Systems, in Tokyo, Japan before assuming office as the Chairman at CDPLC.

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