Meet the Trustees

Melanie S. Walker


IU Trustee

Chief Executive Officer, Tsuchiya Group North America
President, TASUS Corporation
1151 West Second Street
Bloomington, IN 47403

Phone: (812) 333-6500

Chair, Finance, Audit and Strategic Planning Committee
Appointed to board in 2016
Current term: 2016-2019
Residence: Monroe County

Trustee Walker leads the North American group of companies of Tsuchiya, a Nagoya Japan based company. The company manufactures plastic injection molded assemblies, blow mold assemblies, extrusions, labels, overlays and dimensional graphic products for the automotive industry. In 1994 she was named the President of Bloomington-based TASUS Corporation which has grown to five facilities throughout North America, employing nearly 600. In addition to leading and growing Tsuchiya’s presence in North America, Trustee Walker also works closely with the leadership in Japan in matters of operations of the groups businesses around the globe.

Trustee Walker has been an active member of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation Board, the Indiana University SPEA Dean’s Council, the Indiana University Credit Union Board, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Board, Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center Board, and President of the board of the Japan-America Society of Indiana. She is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.