I’m delighted to let you know that we have significantly strengthened the team in Indonesia with two recent hires. Firstly, Marcus Goldstein will be joining the Re>Pal Indonesia Board as Director, Operations. Marcus has been based in Indonesia since 1994 and has a deep knowledge of the business culture across Indonesia. He was initially employed in Jakarta as Sales and Marketing support for a UK Power Electronics business. He then established an extensive network of distributors and resellers in Indonesia and throughout Asia, which is where he has initially helped Re>Pal. From 2001 he has been located in Bali owning and operating a successful trading business and resort hotel. Marcus is fluent in Indonesian and brings an in-depth experience in managing and operating businesses in Indonesia. He is spending a great deal of time in the operations in Pasuruan, East Java and is helping local management with the efficient deployment of the recently raised capital to enable us to utilise the factory to the best of our ability; maximising throughput and utilisation. Marcus is also providing input and local oversight on the all-important area of raw materials sourcing.
Secondly, to complement Marcus’ hire, we are also pleased to say we have appointed Pak Idwansyah as Factory Manager. He has more than 25 years in manufacturing management with 75% in the Automotive Industry (3 years in General Motors Indonesia Manufacturing, 11 years in Mercedes Benz, 2 years in Automotive Parts and 2 years in BOSCH Diesel services). He started with Mercedes Benz Indonesia in 1995 as Senior Engineer & Process Planning Specialist providing a strong knowledge base on the end-to-end manufacturing process. His executive career starting in 2006 as Plant Manager before becoming GM of BOSCH Diesel Services Authorized Workshop. At PT. Philips Indonesia (Surabaya/Sidoarjo) he ran a 24/7 plant producing 1. 1 million lamps per day, before he returning to General Motors as Deputy Director of Body Shop Manufacturing. And finally, before consulting in various roles, he was Plant Manager and Supply Chain Manaher for PT 3M Indonesia. His hobbis include cycling, fishing and traveling.
Lastly, please join me in welcoming both Marcus and Idwansyah to Re>Pal Indonesia they are already making a great difference in the local operations.