May 15, 2018


Bloomington, IN- TASUS & Tsuchiya Group North America are celebrating three graduates this month! As an organization we pride ourselves on growing leaders from within through the development of our employees.


Zoul Ballman has been with us for 4 years after starting as an intern and is now the Business Support Manager for TGNA, he graduated with an MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a concentration in business analytics, no small feat for a full time employee! Zoul’s career goal is to become the CEO of a company one day. After talking with Zoul about his future, we discussed the value his education brings to the company. He felt that his degree had so many different business applications that he is better able to support and facilitate the strategic goals of TASUS in a variety of functional areas. Pictured to the left is Zoul on graduation day with his wife Alison, and their adorable baby Aspen!





KayLeigh Duerksen has been interning with TASUS for two years, and after her graduation accepted a full-time position with TGNA as a Marketing and HR Coordinator. She graduated from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management and a minor in marketing. KayLeigh has some big future career goals, and hopes to go to law school with a specialization in employment law. After law school, she wants to work at a law firm as a consultant and lawyer helping organizations implement best employment law practices. She felt that her degree would help TASUS when standardizing and implementing best HR practices across the organization, while helping develop the company’s brand as a socially responsible employer of choice. Pictured above is KayLeigh sitting on the Showalter Fountain in front of the IU auditorium with her fiance Chris!

CJ Bradley has been with TGNA for a little over a year as an intern and accepted a full time position in December as a Design and Applications Engineer. He received a degree in mechanical engineering from IUPUI with an emphasis on design. In the future CJ hopes to be an engineering manager, or the head of a design team. He felt his degree brought value to TASUS because he is able to bring in new ideas to implement into the design of machines and from a mechanical perspective it allows him to complement the more electrical and robotic background of the engineering team. Pictured above is CJ on graduation with his fiancee Briann.



Congratulations to our 2018 graduates, we are incredibly proud of your achievement and each one of you has the potential for greatness.

May 2, 2018

Bloomington, IN- On Friday, May 27th Tsuchiya Group North America (TGNA) employees got out in the community and volunteered. With over 65% of employees participating, TGNA was able to donate over 100 volunteer hours that day alone in Monroe and Owen County. Volunteers helped paint, prepare meals for those in need, build a greenhouse and mulch!


The Day of Service is an annual event hosted by Ivy Tech with the goal of donating over 1,000 hours of community service. Tsuchiya Group North America and TASUS are proud to support their local communities and lend a helping hand. A special thanks to all of our TGNA volunteers for donating your time and sweat for great causes!

April 18, 2018

Bloomington, IN- On Saturday, Vicki Applegate, Diane Grote, and KayLeigh Duerksen represented TASUS at the 2nd annual G.E.M.S Conference (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science). The event provided an opportunity to educate and excite 5th and 6th grade girls about potential career options offered in STEM related fields.


The three ladies participated in a career expo and presented to several small breakout groups on manufacturing processes and quality control. In a feedback session after the event, TASUS’s presentation was listed as one of the favorites! An estimated 100 girls from Monroe County attended the event!


TASUS is proud to support Women in STEM iniatives, and be a pillar in the Bloomington community.

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