Iwatani Corporation reveals Joseph S. Cappello among executive appointments


Iwatani Corporation has announced two new executive appointments, including the addition of former Praxair executive Joseph S. Cappello.

Capello has been named Executive Officer of Iwatani Corporation and also appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Iwatani Corporation of America (ICA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Iwatani Corporation.

Mineharu Okamoto, President of Iwatani Corporation of America, will assume the additional title of Chief Operating Officer, it has been revealed. Okamoto will continue to focus on ICA’s materials and energy product lines, as well hydrogen and industrial gases, and will drive innovation and accelerated growth of new value propositions across the mobility and IT sectors.

The appointment of Capello is perhaps the most eye-catching, given his former association with Praxair, Inc., where he held several management positions including President of Praxair Asia in his 15-year career with the company.

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