Kyohei Shibata
Unit Leader Manufacturing & Production Control at the Yamanashi Plant, Japan
The best part of working at Sunstar is that I can communicate well with senior and junior team members.
Toothpaste manufacturing

Kyohei Shibata is Unit Leader Manufacturing & Production Control, Yamanashi Plant, Japan. He joined Sunstar in 2006

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Cartoonist and professional wrestler. Because I wanted to be in the spotlight.

How would your friends describe you?

Friends describe me as optimistic and cautious at the same time. A person between calm and passion.

What are your hobbies?

Collecting stuffed toys (cute things), muscle training, and card games. As for muscle training, it is becoming a part of everyday life rather than a hobby. When I miss the training, I feel very awkward.

​​​​​​ What’s your favorite family tradition?

When I go back to my hometown in Osaka, I ask my mother to make mentaiko* spaghetti for me.

*cod roe with chili

What is your proudest accomplishment?

When I was in charge of the 5S leader of the Takatsuki factory, I won the 1st prize.

5s methodology: Sorting, Setting-in-Order, Shining, Standardizing, Sustaining the Discipline

What was your first job?

My first job was in toothpaste preparation. I learned all the basics of Sunstar life.

What is your favorite thing about your career?

Communication during the process of reporting, informing, and consulting.

Tell us in one sentence what you do at Sunstar.

Process Management

What is the best part of working at Sunstar?

The best part is that I can communicate well with senior and junior team members.

What would you like Sunstar to look like on its 100th anniversary?

I want Sunstar to be kind to employees as well as our customers. I would like the company regularly review the work content, burden, etc.

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