Chen Named General Manager, Tan Sales And Commercial Manager, Of Sembawang Yard
David Chen Tou Sin has been appointed General manager of Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore, to succeed E.S. Ware, who returned to the United Kingdom recently on completion of his contract with the shipyard. Mr. Chen, who is a graduate in both marine engineering and shipbuilding, brings to the position a wide experience in all areas of shipyard management. He joined Sembawang in 1971 as a graduate management trainee, after an overseas training period with Smiths Dock, North Shields, England. He served in several management positions from assistant ship repair manager to ship repair manager and then works manager in 1976. Thereafter, he spent periods as marine manager, yard manager and most recently as sales and commercial manager.
A.C. Tan has been appointed sales and commercial manager to succeed Mr. Chen. Mr. Tan, a mechanical engineer by profession, brings to the job a thorough experience of the ship repair business. On his return from Germany in 1969, where he did a twoyear postgraduate course in shipbuilding and repairing on a Government scholarship, he joined Sembawang as a graduate management trainee. During his 11 years with the Sembawang Group he has held various positions in production management, including department manager, ship repair manager, and commercial manager. For the past three years, Mr. Tan has served on assignment with Sembawang Towing Company, where he was the general manager.