January 10, 2022

HOUSTON – Kuraray America, Inc. is proud to announce that Jeff Suggs, Emergency Services and Security Manager at Kuraray America, Inc. has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Private Sector Advisory Council. The council advises the Governor on homeland security issues that are pertinent to the private sector.

In addition to his role at Kuraray, Suggs is an Emergency Management Committee Chair at East Harris County Manufacturing Association, a board member of Texas Industrial Emergency Services Board, and a specialist at Channel Industries Mutual Aid. Previously, he served as a board member of the Emergency Management Association of Texas, Chairman of La Porte LEPC, and member of the International Association of Emergency Managers. Suggs received an Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Health and Safety from San Jacinto College, a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Emergency Management Administration from West Texas A&M University, and a Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Public University. He resides in LaPorte, Texas.

Governor Greg Abbott appointed 11 members to the Private Sector Advisory Council for terms to expire at the pleasure of the Governor.  Read the full press release from the Office of the Governor here.

About Kuraray
Founded in 1926, Japan-based Kuraray is a world leader in performance-based polymer and synthetic chemistry technologies, including resins, chemicals, fibers, and textiles. It was the first entity in the world to bring ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) polymers to market. The company operates 19 subsidiaries around the world, including Kuraray America, Inc., which is headquartered in Houston, TX. The U.S. division is a world leader in barrier polymer material with products like EVAL™ EVOH and Plantic™, a bio-based polymer with high barrier properties.

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