Damien VITRYArkema Kyoto Technical Center – General Manager / High Performance Polymers R&D Director Asia

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Damien VITRY obtained Chemical Engineer degree from National Graduate School of Chemistry of Lille (ESNCL) in 1999 and a Ph.D from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2003. He joined Arkema Kyoto Technical Center in 2004 and had several technical positions until 2008, when he relocated to Tokyo office as Market Manager for Sports & Leisure industry. In 2010, Damien VITRY was appointed Kyoto Technical Center Deputy Manager, before moving to China in 2013 as R&D Director for Asia-Pacific region for the Specialty Polyamides Business Unit, to support the development of newly created China R&D Center. Since 2019, Damien is back to Japan as Kyoto Technical Center General Manager, and High Performance Polymers R&D Director for Asia.


Arkema, a leader in Specialty Materials

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema designs materials to address the ever-growing demand for innovative and sustainable materials, driven by the challenges of new energies, new technologies, the depletion of resources, mobility, and increasing urbanization.

The Group is structured into three coherent and complementary segments dedicated to Specialty Materials (Adhesive SolutionsAdvanced Materials, and Coating Solutions) accounting for 91% of its sales, and an Intermediates segment leveraging competitive and global product lines. 

Sustained by the collective energy of its 21,100 employees, Arkema operates in some 55 countries and reports sales of €11.5 billion.

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