May 20, 2021
Elephantech Inc.

Elephantech Announces Appointment of CTO and CFO as Members of the Board

Elephantech Inc. (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Shinya Shimizu, hereinafter “Elephantech”) manufactures P-Flex®, a single-sided flex PCB that can be produced in an environmentally friendlier manner. Elephantech is pleased to announce that, as of May 2021, the company has appointed Mr. Junji Takeo CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and Mr. Gosuke Hashimoto CFO (Chief Financial Officer) as Board Directors.
As CTO and Board Director, Mr. Takeo will oversee the technology development and manufacturing departments and continue to push for improvements in P-Flex® performance and mass production technologies.
As CFO and Board Director, Mr. Hashimoto will contribute to the sustainable growth of the company and the mid-to-long term enhancement of its corporate values through bolstered financial strategies, corporate governance and compliance.

Junji Takeo

Graduated from Department of Physical Electronics, Graduate School of Science and Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology

Conducted research during university and graduate school years on physical properties evaluation methods for organic thin-film transistors using light weight and flexible organic semiconductors.

April 2014 Joined Nikon Corporation, worked on the
development of processes using semiconductor
production equipment
February 2016 Joined Elephantech Inc.
March 2019 Appointed Elephantech Executive Officer and Chief
Technology Officer
Gosuke Hashimoto
December 2008 Joined Arata Audit Corporation (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC), provided auditing and consulting services to listed companies and companies preparing for an IPO
July 2016 Seconded to Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. IPO Department. Engaged in IPO support services.
July 2019 Reinstated in PricewaterhouseCoopers Arata LLC
March 2020 Joined Elephantech Inc.

After May 1, 2021, Elephantech's Board of Directors will be as follows:

Name Role
Shinya Shimizu Co-Founder & CEO
Masaaki Sugimoto Co-Founder, SVP & Board Director
Junji Takeo CTO & Board Director
Gosuke Hashimoto CFO & Board Director
Tomihisa Kamada Outside Director
Masaki Onuma Outside Director
Kengo Ueha Outside Director
Yosuke Matsufuji Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member
About P-Flex® (https://info.elephantech.co.jp/en/p-flex-fpc)

P-Flex® is a flex PCB manufactured by Pure Additive™ processing.
Conventional electronic circuits are made using a process called photolithography where copper foil is applied to the entire surface before unnecessary parts are melted away. The Pure Additive™ processing developed by Elephantech takes the totally opposite manufacturing approach of inkjet printing silver nanoparticles only where necessary before applying electroless copper plating.

Company Overview

Name Elephantech Inc.
Establishment January 2014
Headquarters 4-3-8 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0032, Japan
Representative Shinya Shimizu, CEO
Capital JPY 100 million
Number of employees 51
Business Description Development of printed electronics manufacturing technology and provision of related services
URL https://www.elephantech.co.jp/en/

As of May 20, 2021

Contact for inquiries regarding this matter

Elephantech Inc. Public Relations