Ayako Fujiwara will ensure YKK AP meets the highest standards of compliance and regulatory requirements

AUSTELL, GA (July 26, 2021) – Today YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP) announced the appointment of Ayako Fujiwara as Compliance Manager, where she will oversee auditing and regulatory compliance for the company. This appointment reflects YKK AP’s commitment to excellence and to ensuring a safe, healthy workplace for its employees, customers and the communities in which it works.

Fujiwara will draw on her more than 11 years of experience in the manufacturing industry to lead the compliance charge at YKK AP. She will guide strategic development and execution of accounting and business audit controls. Fujiwara will also ensure proper processes are optimized, implemented and enforced, and she will serve as the liaison between external and internal auditors. 

Most recently, Fujiwara served as senior accountant in manufacturing and operations for Novelis in Atlanta. Previously, she held the position of senior auditor at Ernst & Young. 

“Ayako brings an impressive track record of success in improving process effectiveness, achieving accurate outcomes and managing complex audit schedules,” said Toby Gould, vice president of finance for YKK AP. “We are committed to excellence in all facets of our manufacturing and operations. We are excited for the enhanced focus she’ll bring to our compliance team. With Ayako at the helm, I’m confident in our internal control systems and processes yielding even more positive benefits across our employee and customer base.” 


YKK AP America Inc. is a technology-oriented manufacturer of commercial façade systems and residential doors and windows.  With every finished good, we push the boundaries in next generation manufacturing and create value for architectural applications.  Driven by a desire to provide exceptional service in our markets, YKK AP America builds upon our foundation of advanced engineering, vertically integrated manufacturing, and customer focus to deliver the highest level of quality at a competitive price.  Headquartered in Austell, Ga., all building products are manufactured in our world-class production facilities located in Dublin, GA. and Macon, GA.  YKK AP America Inc. is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan. For more information, visit ykkap.com and follow us on Linkedin.com.

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