Change - Announcement of Appointment::Announcement of Appointment of Independent Director
Issuer & Securities
MANUFACTURING INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY LTD.
MFG INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY LTD - SG1H45875967 - M11
Change - Announcement of Appointment
Date &Time of Broadcast
Announcement Sub Title
Announcement of Appointment of Independent Director
Submitted By (Co./ Ind. Name)
Kwong Kim Mone
Description (Please provide a detailed description of the event in the box below)
Appointment Of Independent Director
Date Of Appointment
Name Of Person
Lim Chin Hong
Country Of Principal Residence
The Board's comments on this appointment (including rationale, selection criteria, and the search and nomination process)
The Board had reviewed qualifications and experiences of Mr. Lim Chin Hong and agreed with the Nominating Committee that Mr. Lim Chin Hong be nominated for appointment as Independent Director of the Company.
Whether appointment is executive, and if so, the area of responsibility
Job Title (e.g. Lead ID, AC Chairman, AC Member etc.)
Familial relationship with any director and/ or substantial shareholder of the listed issuer or of any of its principal subsidiaries
Conflict of interests (including any competing business)
Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years
Chin Hong has vast experience managing global businesses in key markets including China, US and Singapore. He is currently the founding and managing partner at GreenMeadows Accelerator Pte Ltd (GMA), which is primarily focused on incubating and translating technology startups in the hardware arena. Prior to incorporating GMA, Chin Hong had spent a year as a partner at Small World Group Incubator (SWGI) and guided start-ups in technology commercialization. SWGI is one of the fourteen NRF TIS approved incubators. At Sunningdale Tech Ltd, an SGX-listed company, Chin Hong served the roles of CTO/EVP for 8 years. He oversaw tooling operations, acquisitions in Mexico and US, and spearheaded building a new business unit in medical plastics business. He was also involved in turning around China subsidiaries and building strategic alliances and partnerships. Prior to that, Chin Hong spent 23 years with Hewlett-Packard (Singapore Components Operation) and Agilent Technologies (Semiconductor Group) holding senior management positions (GM/VP) in overseeing manufacturing processes, R&D and plant management of multiple product lines and business units. His last portfolio was with Agilent Technologies' (Manufacturing Test Business Unit), which was part of the Automated Test Group that was responsible for HP/Agilent famous HP3075 ICT testers. Chin Hong also spent two years as the Engineering Director of winchester harddisk and QIC tape drive companies. Some of his specialties include strong understanding of multi-disciplinary engineering and material sciences, cost accounting and business finance. Chin Hong has served as board member of several local start-ups, mentor and panelist for NRF Technovation pitching, NUS Incubation panel and also at SPRING TECS (Engineering). Chin Hong obtained his BSc (Hons) in Production Engineering & Management from University of Strathclyde (UK) and a MBA from Golden Gate University (US). He also completed a General Management Program from NUS-Stanford Business School.
Shareholding interest in the listed issuer and its subsidiaries?
# These fields are not applicable for announcements of appointments pursuant to Listing Rule 704 (9) or Catalist Rule 704 (8).
Past (for the last 5 years)
1. Nano-Mem Pte Ltd
2. WiseWater Pte Ltd
3. Omni Mold Ltd
4. Sunningdale Tech (Europe) Ltd
5. Omni Mold Investment Holding Pte Ltd
6. Weltech Precision Tooling Pte Ltd
7. UFE Pte Ltd
8. Green Line Innovations Pte Ltd
1. Avetics Global Pte Ltd
2. Smart Animal Husbandry Care Pte Ltd
3. GCoreLabs Pte Ltd
4. GreenMeadows Accelerator Pte Ltd
5. Ascendia Technologies Pte Ltd
(a) Whether at any time during the last 10 years, an application or a petition under any bankruptcy law of any jurisdiction was filed against him or against a partnership of which he was a partner at the time when he was a partner or at any time within 2 years from the date he ceased to be a partner?
(b) Whether at any time during the last 10 years, an application or a petition under any law of any jurisdiction was filed against an entity (not being a partnership) of which he was a director or an equivalent person or a key executive, at the time when he was a director or an equivalent person or a key executive of that entity or at any time within 2 years from the date he ceased to be a director or an equivalent person or a key executive of that entity, for the winding up or dissolution of that entity or, where that entity is the trustee of a business trust, that business trust, on the ground of insolvency?
(c) Whether there is any unsatisfied judgment against him?
(d) Whether he has ever been convicted of any offence, in Singapore or elsewhere, involving fraud or dishonesty which is punishable with imprisonment, or has been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings of which he is aware) for such purpose?
(e) Whether he has ever been convicted of any offence, in Singapore or elsewhere, involving a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, or has been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings of which he is aware) for such breach?
(f) Whether at any time during the last 10 years, judgment has been entered against him in any civil proceedings in Singapore or elsewhere involving a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, or a finding of fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty on his part, or he has been the subject of any civil proceedings (including any pending civil proceedings of which he is aware) involving an allegation of fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty on his part?
(g) Whether he has ever been convicted in Singapore or elsewhere of any offence in connection with the formation or management of any entity or business trust?
(h) Whether he has ever been disqualified from acting as a director or an equivalent person of any entity (including the trustee of a business trust), or from taking part directly or indirectly in the management of any entity or business trust?
(i) Whether he has ever been the subject of any order, judgment or ruling of any court, tribunal or governmental body, permanently or temporarily enjoining him from engaging in any type of business practice or activity?
(j) Whether he has ever, to his knowledge, been concerned with the management or conduct, in Singapore or elsewhere, of the affairs of :-
(i) any corporation which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing corporations in Singapore or elsewhere; or
(ii) any entity (not being a corporation) which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing such entities in Singapore or elsewhere; or
(iii) any business trust which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing business trusts in Singapore or elsewhere; or
(iv) any entity or business trust which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, in connection with any matter occurring or arising during that period when he was so concerned with the entity or business trust?
(k) Whether he has been the subject of any current or past investigation or disciplinary proceedings, or has been reprimanded or issued any warning, by the Monetary Authority of Singapore or any other regulatory authority, exchange, professional body or government agency, whether in Singapore or elsewhere?
Any prior experience as a director of a listed company?
If No, Please provide details of any training undertaken in the roles and responsibilities of a director of a listed company
Mr Lim has no prior experience as a Director of a public listed company, however, he had been attending as an observer in all the BOD meetings of Sunningdale Tech Ltd (a SGX listed company), while he was serving then as a CTO/EVP. Nevertheless, he will be provided with training in the roles and responsibilities of an Independent Director of listed company in Singapore.