A celebration filled with generosity and international flavors marked Kaneka North America’s 40th Anniversary with the Chamber.

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce was honored to be a part of Kaneka North America’s 40th Anniversary at City of Pasadena, Texas – Government (City Hall). Kaneka presented both the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation and the Pasadena Fire Department with a $20,000 check each.

Thank you Kaneka for continuing to be such a wonderful partner to your city! Guests of honor included Kaneka’s Chairman of the Board, Kimikazu Sugawara and President, Kazuhiko Fujii, who both flew in from Japan to be part of the 40th Anniversary festivities. Local leadership included Steven Kahara, President of Kaneka North America, Everett Smith, Sr. Director of Corporate Communication and David Gressett, Chief Administration Officer.

Chamber President and CEO, Cristina Womack, presented Kaneka with some very special photos and news articles from both of their Industry of the Year awards in 2003 and 2023 and of course, some Pasadena Loves Local swag.

Speaking of Pasadena Loves Local, our guests then experienced a delicious lunch from local favorite Ernie’s Cafe & Catering

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