Tan Cheak Joo, a Malaysian, aged 45, is the Head of Business Unit, PP Chin Hin Sdn Bhd (PP Chin Hin). He completed his secondary school at Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Seg Hwa, Johor in December 1988 and has since then acquired over 17 years of working experience in the trading and manufacturing of building materials.
In April 1991, he started working as the Personal Assistant of the Managing Director at a textile manufacturer, Li Ann Textile in Batu Pahat, Johor. He then left to join Gainvest Builders (M) Sdn Bhd, a building contractor company that was involved in the construction of high rise buildings and infrastructure projects in May 1995 as a Site Supervisor.
In June 1996, he joined United Straits Amalgamated Sdn Bhd as a Sales Executive selling building materials. In June 1997, he joined NCK Wire Manufacturer Sdn Bhd as a Sales Executive selling British Reinforcement Concrete wire mesh and other steel wire products. In April 2000, he joined F.S. Steel Sdn Bhd, a company involved in the manufacturing of steel products and trading and distribution of building materials as its Sales Director. He then joined PP Chin Hin in August 2004 where he was involved in growing and expanding our business operations, which included the setting up of our branches in Kuala Lumpur, Mentakab, Kuala Terengganu, Melaka, Johor and Ipoh.
He has been one of the Executive Committee Member of the Building Materials Distributors Association of Malaysia since December 2013.
Yeoh Meng Hooi, a Malaysian, aged 52, is the National General Manager of PP Chin Hin. She assists the Head of Business Unit, PP Chin Hin in the overall planning as well as formulates sales and marketing strategies, business plan and budgeting of the trading sales and operation division of PP Chin Hin. She graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Bachelor's Degree (Honours) in Social Science majoring in Sociology and Mass Communication in April 1987. She has more than 20 years of working experience in the building materials trading business.
Upon her graduation, she started her career as a secondary school teacher at Methodist College, Pulau Pinang in June 1987. In May 1991, she joined CMCM Perniagaan Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lafarge Malaysia Berhad involved in the building materials trading business as a Sales Executive. She was soon promoted to its Butterworth Branch Manager in January 1995 and then promoted to the position of Senior Marketing Manager in January 1998. She was in charge of the Northern branches in Butterworth, Ipoh and Alor Setar, where she was responsible for the company's overall performance as well as the marketing strategies of the 3 northern branches.
In September 2002, she joined Syn Tai Hung Trading Sdn Bhd as a Marketing Manager and was later promoted as its Head of Central Region covering Selangor and Kuala Lumpur regions, where she was responsible for the overall performance of this region and was also involved in product development for the company. She left and joined PP Chin Hin in September 2012 as our National General Manager.
Lok Boon Cheng, a Malaysian, aged 51, is the Head of Business Unit of Metex Steel Sdn Bhd (Metex Steel). He manages the manufacturing and sales of the wire mesh and metal roofing systems for our Group. He graduated from University of Malaya with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering in April 1988. He is a registered Professional Engineer from Board of Engineers Malaysia. He has more than 24 years of working experience in the business of manufacturing steel products for the construction industry.
Upon graduation, he was employed by Engineering & Environmental Consultants as a graduate engineer. He then left and joined Hume Industries Bhd in October 1988 as Product/Marketing Engineer until April 1991 before moving to join Southern Steel Berhad in May 1991 as a Technical Engineer. Over the years with Southem Steel Berhad, he was promoted a number of times to different positions, such as Technical Service Manager (April 1993); Operations Manager (April 1995); Senior Manager (April 1999); General Manager (January 2003) and finally as Senior General Manager in June 2008. During his tenure as Senior General Manager, he was responsible for managing the overall businesses for the company, which includes the manufacturing of mesh reinforcement, cut and bend reinforcement bars and also the sales and marketing of steel billets and steel bars. He was also a director and board member of Steel Industries Sabah Sdn Bhd. He left Southern Steel Berhad in June 2012 and subsequently joined our Group to spearhead the setting up of Metex Steel.
Chen Meng Aik, a Malaysian, aged 46, is the General Manager of Operations of Metex Steel, where he is in-charge of the wire mesh manufacturing operations as well as assisting the Head of Business Unit of Metex Steel. He obtained a Diploma in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Tunku Abdul Rahman College in July 1993 and subsequently obtained a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland in September 1994. He has 20 years of working experience in the manufacturing of steel products for the construction industry.
He started his career as a Production Engineer in October 1994 with Southern Steel Berhad and was promoted to Assistant Production Manager in April 1998 where he was responsible for the bar rolling mill production. He was then promoted as Plant Manager for the Cut and Bend production in October 2003. From April 2008 until April 2012, he was appointed as the General Manager overseeing its wire mesh and cut and bend production at the same company until he left to join Metex Steel as the General Manager of Operations.
Chong Kam Yean, a Malaysian, aged 38, is the Senior General Manager (Metal Roofing), Metex Steel which is involved in the manufacturing of metal roofing systems. He is in charge of the sales and manufacturing operations of the company. He graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics in March 2001. He has 13 years of working experience in the metal roofing industry.
He started his career as the Senior Unit Manager at Asia Roofing Industries Sdn Bhd in October 2001 where he was responsible for the overall sales processes of the company's products through distribution channels. In March 2007, he joined Duro Metal Industrial (M) Sdn Bhd as the Deputy General Manager. As the Deputy General Manager in Duro Metal Industrial (M) Sdn Bhd, he led the sales of coated steel and building products to small and medium sized industries. Subsequently he left to join Chin Hin in March 2014 as the Senior General Manager (Metal Roofing), Metex Steel.
Ng Wai Luen, a Malaysian, aged 46, is the Head of the Business Unit of Starken AAC Sdn Bhd (Starken AAC) and G-Cast Concrete Sdn Bhd (G-Cast Concrete). He manages the manufacturing and sales activities of lightweight concrete products and precast concrete products of our Group. He obtained a Bachelor of Business Degree in Accounting from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia in November 1992. He also obtained his Certified Public Accountants (CPA) of Australia with distinctions and Malaysian CPA in December 1994 and June 1995, respectively. He has since then become a member of CPA of Australia and CPA of Malaysia as well as a Chartered Accountant of Malaysia Institute of Accountants. He has over 20 years of working experiences in the field of auditing, finance and general management.
Upon his graduation, he joined KPMG Malaysia as a Junior Auditor in December 1992. He was subsequently promoted as its Audit Senior in June 1994 and Audit Supervisor in January 1995. During his tenure at KPMG Malaysia, he was responsible for the audit of public listed companies and due diligence reviews for various corporate exercises.
In March 1996, he left KPMG Malaysia and joined OKA Corporation Berhad as its Finance Manager. In December 2002, he was promoted as its General Manager and Chief Financial Officer, responsible for its restructuring and development prior to its listing on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now known as Bursa Securities) in June 2003. During his stint at OKA Corporation Berhad, he oversaw the overall sales, marketing and day-to-day management of the company and factory operations. He was also involved in the setting up of new factories. He subsequently joined our Group as the Head of Starken AAC in December 2010.
Yee Chut Yau, a Malaysian, aged 53, is the General Manager of Operations of Starken AAC and G-Cast Concrete, where he oversees their plant operations. He was also the project manager during the construction of both companies' factories from December 2010 to December 2012. He obtained a Technician Diploma from Singapore Polytechnic in May 1984. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Queen's University, Belfast, United Kingdom (July 1989). He has more than 25 years of working experiences in the construction industry.
He began his career as a Technical Assistant at Steady Piling Engineering Pte Ltd, Singapore where he was responsible for the company's overall design of reinforced concrete piles foundation. He joined Peter Fraenkel & Partners Ltd as a Design Engineer in March 1990, where he was responsible for the construction of various highway projects in Oxfordshire and Surrey, England. In June 1995, he left to join Multi-Usage Cement Products Sdn Bhd as an Operations Manager, where he was involved in the planning and management of its daily plant operations. He then left in June 2000 and joined OKA Concrete Industries Sdn Bhd as a Quality Control and Technical Manager.
He joined Starken AAC and G-Cast Concrete in December 2010 as General Manager of Operations and was a key member of the team that set up and started the operations of Starken AAC and G-Cast Concrete.
Tan Ming Hong, a Malaysian, aged 56, is the Head of Business Unit, Chin Hin Concrete Holdings Sdn Bhd. He obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Mechanical Engineering in October 1983 from University Of Ottawa, Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in the ready-mixed concrete and quarries operation.
He began his career in 1984 at a local ready-mixed concrete company, Pertama Ready Mix Concrete (M) Sdn Bhd as a factory manager. In 1992, he joined Pioneer Concrete (M) Sdn Bhd as its General Manager where he was responsible for the daily operations of the company. In 2001, he joined Hanson Building Materials Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a British based building materials company as Regional Manager where he was responsible for the sales and marketing of building materials in the southern region of Malaysia. In 2007, he left and joined Cemex Concrete (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a global building materials company headquartered in Mexico as Operation & Technical Director where he oversees the nationwide operation for quarry, asphalts and ready-mixed concrete business. Thereafter in 2011, he took up the role of Chief Operating Officer at Tasek Concrete Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Tasek Corporation Berhad).
Subsequently he left and joined the Chin Hin Group as Chief Operating Officer of Chin Hin Concrete in 2012. However, he later joined the ready-mixed concrete/cement division of Holcim Malaysia Sdn Bhd as Vice President in 2013 where he was in-charged of aggregates, cement and ready-mixed concrete division. Subsequently in July 2015, in view of his extensive experience in the building materials industry, we have approached him to rejoin us to lead the ready-mixed concrete business unit.