Ong Soo Lid was appointed as the Managing Director of our subsidiary, AIMFLEX Singapore Pte. Ltd. in January 2021 and promoted to Vice President of Sales and Operations of another subsidiary, AIMFLEX Systems Sdn. Bhd. in June 2022.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical – Electronics) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2003. He has more than 17 years of working experience in the Engineering and Automation industry.
He began his career in 2003 with Tekmark Sdn Bhd as a Principal Consultant and was responsible for providing a wide range of sales and technical services to customers and developed test and automation solutions in multiple industries. In 2007, he joined Celestica Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd as the Test Development Manager. During his tenure with Celestica, he had set up a test development team to provide in-house test solutions to their new and existing customers. In 2008, he joined Flextronics Technology (M) Sdn Bhd and was promoted to Senior Manager of Test Development Engineering and Industrial Automation. He was assigned to lead the company’s SMART factory and their Industry 4.0 initiatives.
In 2019, he decided to pursue his career in Singapore, where he joined Venture Corporation Limited as a Test Development Manager. He had the responsibility of managing the test development engineering team in Johor Bahru and Singapore. He then left Venture Corporation Limited to join AIMFLEX Singapore Pte. Ltd. in March 2020.
Hing Fook Sern is the Managing Director of our subsidiaries, Bizit Systems (M) Sdn Bhd and Bizit Systems and Solutions Pte Ltd. He is also a member of the Employees’ Share Option Scheme Committee.
In 1993, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (with distinction) in Industrial Engineering from University of Nebraska – Lincoln, United States of America. With more than 27 years of experience throughout his career, he has a strong track record in business, engineering functions, sales and marketing planning. His 18 year experience in engineering and process excellence is a complement to the sales of Minitab software and Universal Robots as he is able to align value propositions of the company to meet customers’ expectations.
He started his career with Aiwa Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd in 1994 as a Process Engineer and was eventually promoted to Senior Process Engineer in 2000. He was assigned to develop standardised assembly methods and more productive tools for better production. In 2002, he joined Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd as a Manufacturing Engineer before he was promoted to Senior Manufacturing Engineer in 2005. He set up a new production line and implemented manufacturing solutions. In 2011, he went on to pursue his career in Singapore and joined Sealing Technologies Pte Ltd, and FCI Connectors Singapore Pte Ltd. During his tenure with both companies, he continued his passion in optimising operational efficiency and machine performance.
In 2012, he joined AIMFLEX as a Sales Manager, where he was later promoted to Sales Director in 2014. In 2018, he was appointed as the Managing Director to lead the distribution business of AIMFLEX.
Soo Choon Siong is the Head of Finance of our Group. He is responsible for our Group’s overall financial and accounting operations.
He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in 1996 from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is a Chartered Accountant of Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. He is also an Associate Member of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia.
He began his career as an audit assistant with KPMG Johor Bahru in 1997. He was involved in the audits of clients in various industries. In 2001, he left the audit profession and began his journey in the commercial sectors. His first employment was with a MNC involving in the production of oleochemicals as its Accountant. In 2002, he left to join a Bursa Malaysia Main Board listed ceramic tile manufacturer as Finance Manager and was subsequently offered to join its Board as Finance Director.
In 2014, he was the Group Financial Controller of an automotive leather manufacturer before joining a MNC biopharmaceutical manufacturer as Senior Director, Finance in 2016. Between 2017 and February 2021, he was attached with an aerosol paint manufacturer listed on the Catalist Board of SGX as CFO and a property developer as Finance Director.
In February 2021, he joined AIMFLEX and assumes the current role.
Chiam Kok Thiam is the Senior Engineering Manager and is responsible for overseeing the Engineering Department which includes the Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Automation teams.
He obtained his Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2003. He continued to pursue Master in Electrical Engineering (by research) and graduated in 2006. He obtained professional certification with National Instruments as Certified Labview Developer (CLD) in 2014 and Project Management Institute as Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2016. In 2019, he obtained National Instruments Certified Labview Architect (CLA) certification.
Chiam Kok Thiam has 16 years of engineering experiences, focusing on Test Development. He started his career in 2005 as Test Development Engineer at Flextronics Technology (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, where he was responsible for Functional Tester development, deployment and support.
In 2007, he joined AIMFLEX as Test Development Engineer where he was responsible for test development activities. In the same year, he was promoted to Senior Test Development Engineer, overseeing development activities and developing talents and skills among junior engineers. He was then entrusted as Project Manager in 2009 to focus on handling critical projects and new customers.
In 2010, he was assigned as Engineering Manager, being responsible for the development of specialty products and was promoted to his current position in January 2021.
Lau Karn Hwa joined AIMFLEX in October 2019, appointed as the Senior R&D Manager in January 2021 and promoted to Vice President of Engineering in June 2022. He is responsible in leading the AIMFLEX R&D team in data acquisition, machine vision, motion controls & machine learning.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Mechatronics) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2003. He holds more than 18 years of working experience in the Electrical and Electronics industry.
He started his career in the year 2003 serving as one of the local pioneer engineers in Test Development team at Flextronics Technology (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. The role requires extensive communication and negotiation with various customers to define and execute product functional test plan. In 2005, he left Flextronics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and joined Altera Corporation Sdn Bhd as Senior Test Development Engineer focusing on chip level/ wafer level equipment developments.
From 2007 to 2017, he served at Keysight Technologies Malaysia Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Agilent Technologies Malaysia Sdn Bhd), where he had grown into an Expert Design Engineer developing Agilent/Keysight bench top oscilloscopes. Working together with Keysight USA team, he had completed 6 product development life cycles with successful global product launches. His skills include development of advanced embedded systems, signal integrity analysis and power electronics. During his tenure at Agilent, he was also a certified PMI Project Management Professional and a key contributor to US Patent (#10,222,398).
In 2017, he served as the Senior Consultant for Avnet Asia Pte Ltd (Xilinx Distribution Channel) in Singapore. His key role covered business development activities driving demand creation for Xilinx SOC and Compute Hardware Accelerator targeting customers in Aerospace & Defence, 4G/5G Radio Communications, High Performance Computing Data Centre and Machine Vison/Machine Learning domains. He then left Avnet Asia Pte Ltd to join AIMFLEX.
Foo Yong Boon is the Head of Operations, mainly responsible for overseeing the overall daily operations of our Manufacturing Automation segment service team & quality team.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1991. He has over 20 years of working experience in the Engineering and Automation industry.
He began his career in 1991 as a R&D Engineer at LongShine Electronics (Taiwan) Corporation where he was responsible for modem firmware development. He joined Flextronics Technology (Penang) Sdn. Bhd in 1993 as its Test Engineer where he was involved in the test engineering, championing yield improvements and process optimisation, reduction in rejects and also improving test coverage. In 1996, he left Flextronics Technology (Penang) Sdn. Bhd and joined Julong Hi Tech Electronic Sdn Bhd, as a Process Engineer where he was responsible for production efficiency improvement.
In 1997, he served as the Test Engineering Manager for Solectron Technology (M) Sdn Bhd. His key role covered leading and guiding groups of engineers and technicians to set up test stations and troubleshooting product related failures. He went on to pursue his career in Flextronics Technology (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. as a Test Engineering Director (HOD) from 2007 until 2019. During his tenure at Flextronics, he is responsible for leading four engineering sections which are Test Engineering, Test Development Engineering, Failure Analysis Lab and the Fixture/Jigs Design & Fabrication section. Nevertheless, he has also been tasked to provide strategic direction for the abovesaid departments to achieve overall company goals and KPIs.
Foo Yong Boon then left Flextronics in 2019 and started his own business as a self-employed person. In 2021, he joined AIMFLEX and assumed his current position.