Auburn Hills, Michigan – August 24, 2021 — Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), a Teijin Group Company, today announced that John Ruterbusch, executive director, North American Sales, has been recognized by Automotive News as a 2021 Rising Star. Ruterbusch is featured in the August 23 edition of Automotive News.
The Rising Stars program honors U.S.-based auto executives, under the age of 45, on the manufacturing and supply side of the auto industry who have the talent and dedication necessary to become industry leaders of tomorrow. Automotive News has published the list of the industry’s up and comers annually since 2014.
“John possesses a unique skill set developed over a variety of roles, from technical to commercial, and from experiences gained from positions throughout the automotive supply chain, from materials to Tier 1 supplier,” said Michael Senerius, chief marketing officer for CSP. “In his current role, John leads a team that will generate approximately $1 billion in sales in 2021. He is recognized by our executive management team as a strong leader with unlimited future potential.”
Ruterbusch, 40, joined CSP in 2018 as a director of business development. He was promoted to his current role in May 2021, and today leads the North American Commercial Sales team.
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About Continental Structural Plastics
Continental Structural Plastics, a Teijin Group company, has provided leading-edge technologies in lightweight composite solutions for the automotive, heavy truck, HVAC and construction industries for 50 years. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, CSP provides full-service engineering support, and holds multiple patents covering materials development and manufacturing processes. The company has operations on three continents and more than 4,300 employees. For more information, visit cspplastics.com.
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the fields of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Originally established as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer in 1918, Teijin has evolved into a unique enterprise encompassing three core business domains: high-performance materials including aramid, carbon fibers and composites, and also resin and plastic processing, films, polyester fibers and products converting; healthcare including pharmaceuticals and home healthcare equipment for bone/joint, respiratory and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases, nursing care and pre-symptomatic healthcare; and IT including B2B solutions for medical, corporate and public systems as well as packaged software and B2C online services for digital entertainment. Deeply committed to its stakeholders, as expressed in the brand statement “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions”, Teijin aims to be a company that supports the society of the future. The group comprises more than 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries worldwide. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 853.7 billion (USD 8.0 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,004.2 billion (USD 9.4 billion) in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2020. Please visit www.teijin.com.
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