Managing Director: Equipment
Before joining Hup Soon as Managing Director: Equipment in February 2011, Mr Tomita has already built a successful career in the material handling equipment industry through his 30 years of service at various subsidiaries of the Nippon Yusoki Co., Ltd (“Nichiyu”) Group.
Mr Tomita started his career with Nichiyu in 1981, the manufacturer of “Nichiyu” brand of electric material handling equipment in Japan. Throughout his career at Nichiyu, Mr Tomita has assumed positions in sales, production and finally management. He was appointed Managing Director of Nichiyu Asia (Thailand) Co. Ltd in 1996 and thereafter, Managing Director of Nichiyu Australia Pty Ltd in 1999 and Managing Director of Nichiyu Asia Pte Ltd in 2007.
As Managing Director for Anglo-Thai Company Limited and United Motor Works (Siam), he is assisted by Ms Naruemol Mahasukontharat, the Operations Director at Anglo-Thai Company Limited as well as Mr Chookiat Jittrapanun, Head of Equipment Marketing Division and Mr Prasong Suriyasa, Head of After-Market Division, both at United Motor Works (Siam).
Mr Tomita received his BA degree in International Relations from Kyoto Sangyo University.
Dr Yong joined Yokohama Industries Berhad as Chief Operating Officer in July 2008 and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2010.
Prior to joining Yokohama Industries Berhad, he founded Sulfarid Technologies in 2004 and was its Managing Director. The company was subsequently acquired by the HSGC Group in November 2007 and renamed Borid Technologies. Dr Yong started his career as an engineer with the National Electricity Board of Malaysia (LLN) upon graduating from the Brighton Polytechnic (now Brighton University) in the United Kingdom with a BSc (Hons) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering under an LLN Scholarship. In 1989 he left LLN to pursue a career in the field of consultancy in electrical engineering.
Throughout his line of work, he established his proficiency in electrical distributions systems and pursued research in the field of efficiency in energy conversion leading to a PhD in Electrical Engineering.