Dr. Toru Takehara Assumes Duties As The Chairman Of Colombo Dockyard PLC

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Dr. Toru Takehara (PhD) has been appointed as the “Chairman” of the Company from the 01st September 2014. He takes over from Mr. Akihiko Nakauchi who has relinquished his duties as the Chairman of the Company from the 31st August 2014. Mr. Nakauchi retires after five successful years at the helm.

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.

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 will bring in a wealth of experience to the company and the marine industry as a whole.

Colombo Dockyard PLC operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd. Japan since 1993. Company a Colombo Stock Exchange listed entity is globally recognised as a reputed world class ship repair service provider and shipbuilder of high end offshore products to a global clientele.

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