June 2016: As the latest part of the company’s international growth program, cold chain specialist CSafe Global has appointed Yoshio Kondo to further solidify its presence in Asia.
Yoshio Kondo will direct CSafe Global’s sales and partnership initiatives in Japan. He will be responsible for developing long-term relationships with the leading life science companies and logistics providers in this important market.
Nadine Siqueland, Vice President of Global Sales for CSafe, stated: “I am delighted to welcome Yoshio to CSafe. He brings a great depth of knowledge and a wealth of experience within the life science sector to best serve our Japanese life science customers and partners. Yoshio’s appointment is integral to our further strategic expansion in the Asia Pacific market.”
Mr. Kondo is a hands-on business development professional with a successful twenty-year track record in leadership roles at Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Smiths Medical. He has also run his own independent pharmaceutical consultancy providing business strategy support to many of the world’s leading pharma and medical device companies. Mr. Kondo is a graduate of the Meiji University Law School in Tokyo. He comments on his new position: “It’s a truly exciting time to be joining CSafe. To comply with tightening regulations and to protect the latest generation of temperature-sensitive biologics, the industry needs innovative, proven and reliable solutions like those manufactured by CSafe. My career to date has afforded me valuable insight into the particular needs of the pharma and pharma-logistics companies that are operating in Japan. I look forward to applying this knowledge to drive revenue growth for CSafe in what is the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market.”
About CSafe Global:
CSafe Global manufactures AcuTemp® brand passive packaging and hand-held mobile carriers, the CSafe® brand of active containers, and is the exclusive manufacturer and provider of ThermoCor® vacuum insulation. The active solution product assortment includes the industry leading CSafe RKN, which utilizes heating and compressor-driven cooling technology to eliminate the risks associated with extreme ambient conditions as well as the cost, aggravation and environmental challenges associated with dry ice transportation. CSafe Global’s AcuTemp brand has provided temperature management solutions since its founding more than 25 years ago. The courier is a simple-to-use, reusable temperature management system with multiple sizes, temperature ranges and durations designed to protect vital shipments during last mile delivery. The passive packaging assortment includes solutions for 2-8°C, CRT and frozen shipments with temperature hold times up to 240 hours.
CSafe Global’s Yoshio Kondo, Director of Sales, Japan