Management Team


Executive Officers

Dr. Junichi Kitami joined Yazaki Corporation in September 2013 as a Senior Specialist to the Planning Division. Prior to joining Yazaki, Dr. Kitami was a government official of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI, formerly MITI) for 30 years. During his career at METI, he held the positions of Director of Industrial Policy Bureau, Director of Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Director of Industrial Science and Technology Policy, Director of Environment Bureau, Director of Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, and finally the position of Director-General of Research and Statistics Department in the Minister’s Secretariat. In June 2003, he was appointed as Professor of Frontier Collaborative Research Center at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Dr. Kitami received his BE in Material Science from the University of Tokyo, and his PhD in Engineering in Management of Science and Technology from Tohoku University. In June 2016, he was appointed Associate Director of Yazaki Corporation, General Manager of Yazaki Research and Technology Center in Japan, and Chairman of YTC America Inc.

Ray Chaudhuri

Ray has been with YTCA since its inception in 1987 as Orion Laboratories, and was instrumental in setting up all technology development activities of the company from its earliest stages. Ray has held positions of increasing responsibility over the years, including Director of Operations and Vice President. As President, he has initiated a variety of new technology and product development platforms, and led several projects' transition from laboratory to pilot plant scale and commercialization. Ray is a co-inventor on a number of patents and co-author on many technical publications.

Prior to joining YTCA, Ray held research management positions with ITT Corporation (Electro-Optical Products Division) and SpecTran Corporation in the field of fiber optics technology. Ray holds a MS in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India.


Senior Leadership

Dr. Stefan Maat

Stefan joined YTCA as Director of Materials R&D in 2015. Prior to joining YTCA he worked for more than 15 years in the Magnetic Recording Industry as a Research Staff Member and Thin Film Development Manager at IBM and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (now HGST, a Western Digital Company).

Stefan received his Diploma in Physics from the University of Dortmund in Germany, his MS and PhD in Physics from the University of Alabama, and his MBA from Washington State University. Stefan has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and is an inventor or co-inventor to more than 70 patents.

Kathy joined YTC America in 2004 to manage all accounting activities. Prior to joining YTCA, Kathy worked as a C.P.A. and held Assistant Controller/Controller positions with several companies including Smilesaver Dental Plans, ACT Networks, Forms & Surfaces, and Condor DC Power Supplies. Kathy holds a BS in Accounting from California State University, Northridge.

Anand has been with YTCA since 2002 and has held various positions increasing in responsibilities. Anand is currently responsible for the Information and Communication Technologies R&D and IT Management for the entire company. Prior to YTCA, Anand held various engineering and management positions at Mentor Graphics and Intel Corporation from 1991-2001. Anand has managed complex product development projects and relationships across US, Europe and Israel. Anand holds an MBA degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, M.S degree in Electrical Engineering from Oregon Graduate Institute and a M.Sc., B.E dual-degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India.

Gail joined YTC America as the Human Resources Manager in 2014. Before joining YTCA, she held various positions in Human Resources at First California Bank, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and XonTech, Incorporated. Prior to transitioning to Human Resources, Gail worked in project management as a Program Administration Manager for XonTech, Incorporated. Gail holds a BS in Business and Management from the University of Redlands.

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