DATUK LIM KOK BOON is a retired fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom and has retired as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Datuk Lim has served as the Vice-President of the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association from 2004 to 2006 and has been President of the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association since 2006. He was formerly a Director of Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad, the now Human Resource Development Corporation. 

Tuesday, 2 November 2021
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF SMES 


KEITH TAY is currently the Assistant Project Manager for CPI (KL) Sdn Bhd, a position he has held since July 2018. Keith’s role in CPI (KL) Sdn Bhd is to drive Industry 4.0 adoption in the company – overseeing MIDA’s Industry4WRD and Smart Automation Grant (SAG) applications, implementation of Manufacturing Execution System (MES), cloud computing and application, network infrastructure and security.


LYAN LAW is currently Senior Consultant of Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing & Reindustrialisation from Hong Kong Productivity Council. He is Fraunhofer IPT Certified Industrie 4.0 Expert and Principal Advisor from Germany, Center Manager of Digital & Reindustrialisation Frame Hall, Hong Kong Industrial Drone Technology Center (HKIDTC) and Invention Center, The Hatch. His role involves Industry 4.0 strategic deployment advisor at well-known public listed companies in Hong Kong.


MUHAMED ALI HAJAH is Chief Executive Officer of the Penang Skills Development Centre, the first tripartite, industry-led skills and Education Centre in Malaysia with over 233 industry members. Muhamed has broad experience in various industry from the Electrical and Electronics manufacturing, Telecommunication, Information Communication Technology, Corporate Strategy and Corporate Finance.


NG KHENG JOO is the Technical Director and co-founder of Novetec Innovation Sdn Bhd. Novetec is a Malaysian registered company specialising in the design, development and supply of automated systems and solutions for the manufacturing industry; including automated systems using collaborative robots.


LJ CHONG is a Senior Area Product Sales Manager, specialising in metrology and quality control operations. He has more than 10 years of working experience in the manufacturing sector. He has worked with various industries including the plastics sector to improve the productivity of quality control operations. He also has experience in both conventional measurement equipment as well as the next generation and innovative solutions in metrology technology.

Tuesday, 9 November 2021
PLASTICS FOR END PRODUCT APPLICATIONS


SAMUEL YAP is currently the Technical Manager for Milliken Chemical for the Polymer Additives business covering Southeast Asia, South Asia and Oceania.  
Prior professional experience includes polyolefin producers such as Lotte Titan, ExxonMobil Chemicals and SABIC; before joining Milliken Chemical in 2017. 
Since then, Samuel has had more than sixteen years in the polyolefin industry, primarily in market-facing technical roles. Samuel earned his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Technology Malaysia in 2002. After a couple of years of learning the ropes and falling in love with the technical world of polyolefins, he furthered his studies. He graduated in 2006 with an M.Sc. in Polymer Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. His master’s dissertation was on post-metallocene catalysis for novel polypropylenes. 


ERIC CHIA joined Toray Plastics (Malaysia) in September 2015. He specialises in the development of ABS grades, including grade development / mass production & quality control. He is also an expert in studying and scaling up a plan for the new product from laboratory scale to plant scale. His expertise also lies in ABS plastics colouring technology and customized unique colours according to customer requests. Eric earned his Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Materials) from University Malaya (UM). 


NAZRI MUHAMAD is currently a Senior Operation Manager leading the National Staffs Team and Idemitsu Kosan Japan’s Project Team to establish a new chemical plant to produce Syndiotactic Polystyrene (SPS) at Pasir Gudang, Johor, namely Idemitsu Advanced Materials (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. which expected commercial production from Q3 2022.Total work experience of 15 years in various fields and industries at multinational companies majoring in Chemical Processing Plant, Project Management & Business Development. Previous companies before joining Idemitsu are KANEKA Malaysia & PETRONAS. He graduated from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan majoring in Mechanical Engineering in 2007. 
 

Thursday, 11 November 2021
DESIGN RULES FOR OPTIMISING INJECTION MOULDED PLASTICS PARTS


​​EDDIE FONG has been in the plastics industry for 41 years. His forte is in injection moulding and related technologies. He is currently the Managing Director of an SME manufacturer named Plasform Sdn Bhd. Plasform is an SME company engaged mainly in the parts and components manufacture and offers tailored plastics engineering solutions to its customers in the E&E, industrial, automotive and special applications sectors. It is mainly engaged in injection moulding and related production processes. He is also the Secretary-General of the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) and Chairman of the MPMA Human Resource Development Committee.


SACHIN FULSUNDAR is a Technical Solution Manager specialising in Autodesk Simulation Portfolio. He involved himself in product development, processing and mould design industries as well as simulation and CAD. At Autodesk, he worked with various manufacturing solutions including Fusion 360 and has been involved with Autodesk Moldflow products for over 20 years. 


LIM WEI YEN brings 14 years of experience in Additives Manufacturing. She joined ARBURG in January, 2015 till present as the Manager for Additive Manufacturing handling all requests with regards to the free former in the APAC region. Formerly, she has been a Service Engineer in the Medical and Industrial Laser industry in the ASEAN region 

Tuesday, 16 November 2021
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING & PLASTICS


FRANCESCO SILVERA currently is the Sales Area Manager for Colines S.P.A. He was with Colines S.P.A. since 2018His Educational background hails from POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF TURIN Master’s Degree in Management Engineering – Innovation and product development along with his Bachelor’s Degree in Management Engineering.


GOVINDJIT SINGH GILL has been with Nordmeccanica since 2019.  Currently, Govindjit is the sales manager in charge of the Asia Pacific Market. He has obtained his Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. 


Dr.-ING. CHRISTOPH LETTOWSKY is the Senior Product Manager at Reifenhauser Blown Film. He started as a scientific engineer and project manager in November 2000. He was the head of the injection moulding department from June 2005 to March 2008. In April 2008, he joined the former Kiefel Extrusion GmbH, Worms, Germany, where he worked as an Assistant to Management. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Afterwards, he joined the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Aachen. 

Thursday, 18 November 2021
UNLOCKING GREATER EFFICIENCY THROUGH MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEMS


TRAVIS TAN is the Managing Director of Prestige Dynamics Industries Sdn Bhd and Ecofame Sdn Bhd. Mr Travis also is the Committee Member of the MPMA Northern Branch and Chairman of MPMA-PTTC Northern Branch.


DR CHUA WEN-SHYAN is currently the Head of Malaysian Smart Factory 4.0 under the Selangor Human Resource Development Centre (SHRDC). His key area of expertise lies mainly in the area of Control and Automation Systems, Fault Detection and Identification (FDI), and Predictive Maintenance Strategies; which are widely used in Industry 4.0 applications. He is also appointed by the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) in collaboration with the Machinery and Equipment Productivity Nexus (MEPN) as one of the mentors (advisors) for the PRODUCTIVITY1010 initiative to support the industries in their journey towards digital transformation. 


STEVEN LIEW is the Account Manager of CIMATION (M) Sdn Bhd. CIMATION (M) Sdn Bhd was established in year 1996 and specialises in developing systems for industry 4.0, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Automation System, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Automated Line Control (ALC), etc. He was involved in the designs and development of MESHe was also involved in the designs and development on the control application for Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) for aerospace components manufacturing plant. 


DANIEL HÄGGMARK is a senior leader with more than a decade of regional experience, Daniel leads the development and expansion into new markets for Monitor in Southeast Asia. He spearheads business growth and strengthens Monitor’s partnership with customers that puts their needs and wants at the center of a digital transformation strategy. He empowers more than 100 manufacturing companies in Southeast Asia through Swedish manufacturing best practices and continued education. 


TEE CHEE SENG was involved in the Lean-Supply Chain Industry for >30 years) – in Manufacturing, Order Management, Production Innovation, Inventory Management and Logistics Management. He worked in Senior Management positions in various multi-national corporations – both in Malaysia & Overseas. Worked in electronics final assembly (OEM & EMS), semiconductor, IC burn-in process, paper manufacturing, metal stamping and plastics injection. 

Tuesday, 23 November 2021
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING & PLASTICS


LUKASZ MYSZKOWSKI is the Technology Sales Manager for the Asia Pacific  BOBST. He manages the regional sales for Vacuum Metallizing and Coating Portfolio.  Business Development & Marketing for Sustainable Flexible Packaging across product lines. He has 7 Years of experience specializing in the Food and Beverage Packaging Industry.  Before Bobst working for Sidel under Tetra Laval Group, he graduated from University College London with – Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering. 

 
MARCEL BUDDE is the Regional Manager Technical Sales for WINDMÖLLER & HÖLSCHER KG. After studying plastics processing for more than 5 years, Marcel helped many W&H customers find the right blown film equipment for their products. Graduated with Master of Science (Mechanical engineering and Business Administration Specialized in plastic processing). 


TROY MUIR, Senior Staff Engineer for ExxonMobil Chemical Asia Pacific, from 2001 to present.  Before this, Troy was with  Titan (M) SdN Berhad,  JG Summit Petrochemical, ICI Australia  EducationMr. Muir holds a BSc (Hons) in Industrial Chemistry (UNSW, Sydney) New South Wales, and a MSc degree in Polymer Science (UNSW, Sydney).


KANYANUT NARKCHAMNAN is a Researcher with Thai Polyethylene Co. Ltd. (SCG Chemicals)  Ms Kanyanut has spent the last 10 years working on Material science research & Development for Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), focusing on extrusion coating & lamination. Before that, she spent 4 working on Material science research & Development for High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), concentrating on Bi-stretching applications and Full PE solutions. She graduated with a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering at Kasetsart University    

Thursday, 25 November 2021
CIRCULAR ECONOMY – THE NEW BUSINESS MODEL FOR PLASTICS CONVERTORS


WEE CHING YUN is the Treasurer of MPMA and the Chairman of MPMA’s Sustainability Sub-Committee. She is also the Managing Director of Chong Wah Plastics Sdn Bhd. Ching Yun is a strong advocate on plastics and its sustainability and has spoken on numerous prestigious platforms. With more than 30 years of working experience in the flexible packaging industry, she has supported her company and customers through various packaging evolutions. 


ARNOLD WANG is responsible for the Plastics Program for Ellen MacArthur Foundation in China. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Secretary-General of China Plastics Reuse and Recycling Association. Before joining the association, he held several positions in the marketing and product management function in international companies, including: Rohm and Haas, Borouge, Specialty Tapes Company and the garbage collection system company, Envac. 


DR CHIONG MENG SOON is a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) since 2017. His recent research focuses on Life Cycle Assessment to assist industries in assessing their environmental load and impacts towards carbon neutrality and circular economy. He has been working closely with The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan on developing LCI datasets for various Malaysian industries, including the plastics industry. 

Thursday, 2 December 2021
INNOVATIVE TOOLING SOLUTIONS


YA LIEW  is the Director of Wohltec Medical Sdn Bhd. He is a Mechanical Engineer with almost 40 years of manufacturing and top management experience. His expertise in the plastics industry covers the blown film extrusion, precision injection moulding of engineering plastics and precision mould fabrication sectors for the MNCs in Malaysia and overseas markets in E&E, oil & gas, medical and industrial sectors 


DR VELOO has 40+ years of experience in end-to-end supply chain management, product development, tooling operation, manufacturing operations management, business operation excellence and process reengineering and improvement. He is a certified Black Belt with proven track record of implementing the method to eliminate NVA in Tool Build (Zero Debug). He is also a pioneer in Lean Management. He combines the power of Lean Thinking, TOC, Six Sigma, TRIZ, TQM, DD (KT) and other best class methodologies like, DMAIC, VSM, 5S, Visual Management, Quick Changeover (SSED) Standard work, Pull, JIT, Sequential Production System, etc. His key strength is Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement. 


​​EDDIE FONG has been in the plastics industry for 41 years. His forte is in injection moulding and related technologies. He is currently the Managing Director of an SME manufacturer named Plasform Sdn Bhd. Plasform is an SME company engaged mainly in the parts and components manufacture and offers tailored plastics engineering solutions to its customers in the E&E, industrial, automotive and special applications sectors. It is mainly engaged in injection moulding and related production processes. He is also the Secretary-General of the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) and Chairman of the MPMA Human Resource Development Committee.