German American Business Dialogue and Polypore Plant Tour

01.11.2018 | 17:30
- 20:00
Concord, NC


5:30 pm: Registration 

6:00 pm: Intro + safety instructions +  presentation

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Tour

7:30 pm: Networking


  • Guest should bring Photo-ID
  • A sign in is needed at the entrance 
  • No sandals, flipflops, etc. closed toe shoes absolute required
  • Women have to wear flat shoes
  • The production area is a clean room environment, guests need to wear a clean room suite (worn over normal clothes), shoe cover, and hairnet, which we will provide

Company details:

Celgard is a global leader in the development and production of high-performance membrane separator technology. Our products are used in a broad range of energy storage applications including rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, disposable lithium batteries and specialty energy storage. With more than 40 years of market-leading research, development, and manufacturing, Celgard delivers highly-engineered products with proven quality and performance.
Celgard is a Business Unit of Polypore International L.P., which is 100% owned by AsahiKasei.
AsahiKasei is global manufacturer with over 35000 employees. See profile.


Hiroyoshi Matsuyama, PhD
Polypore President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board


Hiroyoshi Matsuyama became CEO for Polypore International in 2018. Before that, he served as Polypore’s COO with responsibility for day to day operations. Dr. Matsuyama began shaping the long-term strategic direction at Polypore in 2015 as senior vice president of business integration where he was instrumental in managing the successful integration of Polypore International and Asahi Kasei.
He joined Asahi Kasei Corp. in 1990 and served in various leadership positions including strategic planning of new business development and R&D of inorganic materials and semiconductors. His strategic leadership of Asahi Kasei’s joint development with Crystal IS, Inc. (CIS) also led to Asahi Kasei’s acquisition of CIS.

Dr. Matsuyama earned a Master of Science Degree in physics from Tohoku University in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, and he also completed research on material science at the University of Illinois in Champaign and earned a Ph.D. in integrated technology from the University of East Asia in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan.




Thursday, November 1, 2018




390 Business Blvd.
Concord, NC



Free for Members
$15 for Non-Members

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Disclaimer: For cancellations received up to 14 days prior to the event date, 50% of the event fee can be refunded. For cancellations received at any later time, no refund will be provided. Registrations are transferable. Attendance is possible only after payment is received.