JOA East Asia will be led by Mr. Shinji (Rich) Yamaguchi, who has been active in the international hygiene industry for over 30 years. Mr. Yamaguchi’s role is to provide the East Asian converters a new perspective on product features, converting lines, and upgrade kits offered by Curt G. Joa, Inc. As a complete partner to the industry, JOA East Asia will offer additional services such as engineering coordination, installation supervision, and service support. The team at the headquarters of Curt G. Joa, Inc. will support JOA East Asia with the appropriate level of engineering consultation, manufacturing, spare parts, and service.
“The addition of Mr. Yamaguchi allows us to offer the level of local support being asked for by converters in East Asia. It also provides the converting base in East Asia the increased access to JOA’s proven process technologies, which has been developed for North American and European customers, and custom-engineered solutions,“ said Rick Michaletz, president of Curt G. Joa, Inc. at a recent company-wide meeting.
Curt G. Joa, Inc. has been an active member in the nonwovens industry for nearly 90 years as a successful machine manufacturer for baby/adult diapers and pants, adult incontinence pads/briefs/pants, feminine napkins, face masks, medical gowns, caps, and numerous specialty products. With headquarters in Sheboygan Falls, USA, the Curt G. Joa, Inc. company remains a 4th-generation, family-owned company.