Alex Loo, Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Alex Loo is our Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is responsible for our Group‘s overall management, formulating our Group‘s strategic directions and expansion plans, developing and maintaining relationships with our customers and suppliers and overseeing our Group‘s general operations. He has been instrumental in the expansion of our Group and continually sources for investment opportunities to promote the growth of our Group‘s business.
Alex Loo started his career as a marketing executive at Renaware Marketing Sdn. Bhd. After obtaining the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), or the Malaysian Certificate of Education in 1985. Alex Loo joined Dragonway Furniture Fitting Sdn Bhd as a marketing executive in 1989. In 1993 he left Dragonway Furniture Fitting Sdn Bhd and established Vantage Wood Sdn Bhd, a company that was engaged in the supply of timber materials for construction use, where he was the chief executive officer. In 1998 he established Vantage Resources Sdn Bhd, a company that was engaged in the business of coal trading, where he was also the chief executive officer. He left both Vantage Wood Sdn Bhd and Vantage Resources Sdn Bhd in 2007 and subsequently established our Group in 2009 through the incorporation of Gridland.
Charles Loo, Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Charles Loo is the son of Mr Loo An Swee (Alex Loo), and he was the operation trainee from 1 December 2014 to 30 June 2015; before becoming the Assistant Project Manager – Operations Department of the Company from 1 July 2015 to 30 April 2017; and as a Marketing Manager since 1 May 2017. Charles has been with the company since his graduation from the University. He has spent almost 3 years in the operation to accumulate the knowledge in the production of limestone and he also involved in the procurement department. He then moved to the marketing department and take charge of the customer sales and services. Charles Loo holds a Bachelor Degree in International Business from RMIT University, in Melbourne, Australia.
Loh Heng Kwai, Director of Operations
Loh Heng Kwai is our Director of Operations (GCCP Gridland). He joined our Group in 2011 and is responsible for designing and planning our Group‘s quarrying operations in GCCP Gridland Quarry, and overseeing our quarrying operations, including the supervision of the workers and ensuring compliance with applicable safety and regulatory requirements.
Loh Heng Kwai first started his career in 1982 as an assistant senior executive at Lafarge Malayan Cement Sdn. Bhd., where he was responsible for the day to day operations of the cement plant, such as monitoring the production process and supervising of the workers. Between 2004 and 2011, he joined Tasek Corporation Bhd, which is a cement manufacturing company, as a supply chain manager, where he was responsible for the production of cement and ensuring that the production targets set by management are met. Loh Heng Kwai holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ottawa University, Kansas, United States of America.
Liaw Vui Kong, Quarry Manager
Liaw Vui Kong join us as Quarrry Manager since September 2017. He is responsible to manage the operation of our quarries to meet production targets. He has accumulated more than 20 years of quarry experience with several well-known companies in Malaysia.
Liaw Vui Kong started off his career as Geophysical Analyst at Western Geophysical, Singapore in 1991. He moved on to join Sungei Way Quarry Industries Sdn Bhd in 1994 and later being taken over by Hanson Quarry Product Sdn Bhd whereby he held the position of Quarry & Premix Manager. He joined Lafarge Malayan Cement Sdn. Bhd. in 2001 as Quarry Manager where he was responsible for managing limestone and clay quarries. He later on spent 2 years at Perak Hanjoong Simen Sdn. Bhd. until 2007. In between 2007 and 2015, he was the Senior Quarry Manager at Hap Seng Building Materials Sdn. Bhd. in Sabah. Prior to joining us, he was attached to Hume Cement Sdn. Bhd. and responsible for the operations of limestone quarry.
Liaw Vui Kong is graduated from University of Malaya with Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Applied Geology. He is also a certified shot-firer by Mineral and Geoscience Department Malaysia (JMG) and Police.