Troy, Michigan, December 15, 2020 – The Board of Directors of INOAC USA, Inc. is announcing today that after ten years as President of INOAC USA, Inc. Chuck Little has made the decision to retire, effective January 1, 2021. He will continue to serve as Vice Chairman for INOAC USA, Inc.
We thank Chuck for his outstanding leadership and significant contributions to the success of INOAC, including expanding our North American footprint, his commitment to growing our business and engaging our teammates, and most recently leading us through the pandemic.
The Board of Directors is also pleased to announce that Rob DePotter has been promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of INOAC USA, Inc. effective January 1, 2021.
Rob is well-acquainted with all aspects of INOAC’s operations and brings strong business expertise and leadership skills to his new position. He has been a vital part of INOAC since joining the company in 2019 as our Chief Operating Officer.
Rob has over 35 years of experience in manufacturing working in a variety of leadership roles. He is a proven and respected leader who has delivered strong results and demonstrates commitment to INOAC’s Mission, Vision and Values.
The Board of Directors acknowledges Chuck’s many contributions to INOAC and congratulates Rob on his new appointment.
INOAC is a privately owned company. For over 50 years, INOAC has been in the business of creating value. While many focus on providing solutions, INOAC’s commitment is in working with partners to look forward and not simply solve for today, but to create products and materials for tomorrow. INOAC was the very first to introduce polyurethane foaming technology in Japan and has become a leading innovator of polyurethane technology worldwide. However, rather than specializing in a single area of business, INOAC has added other materials such as rubber, plastics and compound materials to our portfolio. As our material expertise has expanded, so too have the industries that we contribute to, including: automotive, electronics, home furnishings, consumer products, building materials, and healthcare. Beyond our manufacturing expertise, we are partners. We work with companies to help them produce products that help differentiate their brands and win customers. We welcome your interest and invite you to learn more about INOAC and to explore our areas of expertise. INOAC operates more than 100 facilities across 20 countries—employing over 20,000 teammates and serving more than 600 customers worldwide.