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.
Pang Kim Chon, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
Pang Kim Chon is our Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO). He joined the Group in 2013 and has over 20 years of management and operational experience. He is responsible for and oversees the overall operations of our Group, including our sales, marketing and daily operations.
Pang Kim Chon first started his career as an administration manager in Rimyasa Development Sdn Bhd between 1988 and 1989. He joined Rimyasa Marketing Sdn Bhd in 1990 and took up various positions before becoming its managing director. In 2008, he left Rimyasa Marketing Sdn Bhd and joined Vantage Resources Sdn Bhd as an executive director. Between 2009 and 2012, Pang Kim Chon also served as a director of Rimyasa Corporation Sdn. Bhd.. He holds a Bachelor of Management (Honours) degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Ian Lim, Chief Financial Officer
Ian Lim joined our Group as our Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in February 2014. As our CFO, he is responsible for overseeing the financial and accounting management and reporting.
Ian Lim commenced his career in C.T. Lim & Co in 1993 as an audit assistant and was subsequently promoted to its audit senior, where he was responsible for assisting the firm in providing auditing service and other valued added services such accounting, tax and secretarial services. Between 1995 and 1997, he was an accounts executive in Creative Restaurant Sdn. Bhd., a food and beverage consulting company. Between 1997 and 1999, he was a senior accounts executive in Sitt Tatt Marketing Sdn. Bhd., a company in the business of trading industrial gases, welding equipment and various types of chemical products. He was also an accountant from 1999 to 2002 in Sonoco (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., a United States of America based manufacturer of industrial paper cores and composite paper cans. Between 2002 and 2003, Ian Lim was a finance and human resource manager in Rovski Group of Companies, where he was responsible for the Group‘s finance, human resource and administrative matters. Prior to joining the Group, Ian Lim was a country financial controller in Globelink Container Line (M) Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of CWT Ltd. which is a company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST, where he was responsible for its finance, human resource and administrative matters.
Ian Lim obtained the Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) in 1992 and is a Chartered Certified Accountant under the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
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.