Teo is a veteran of the Malaysian motor industry, having begun
his career in the 1960s. Edward spent many years of his career
with Borneo Motors, subsidiary of the Inchcape Group. He was
among the first group of Malaysian executives whom Inchcape,
a British concern, nurtured to become skilled in the motor
trade. During his time with Borneo Motors, which distributed
Toyota vehicles, Edward served as a director of the company.
During the 1980s, Edward was in the top management of leading
Malaysian car companies and was involved in the import, assembly,
marketing, sales and distribution of various Japanese and
German makes. Always enthusiastic about cars, he was drawn
to the TD2000, which he first saw in Australia in 1989. Upon
learning that the company making it was available for sale,
Edward gathered a group of investors to acquire the company
and bring the TD2000 to Malaysia.
In the process, he also
saw the wisdom of shifting production to Malaysia, thus initiating
transfer of technology in line with the Malaysian government's
KOAY CHOON GUN ,
General Manager, Assembly Operations
Began his career in the automotive industry in 1973 upon his graduation.
Held various senior Malaysian positions at the Ford and Toyota motor vehicle assembly plants. As Process Engineer at the Toyota Assembly Plant, his main responsibilities include planning the introduction of new models, development of local content items, floor improvement programmes, trouble shooting, etc.
In 1985, was engaged as Senior Manager, responsible for CKD vehicle assembly operations of Audi, Volkswagen, Subaru, Nissan Motor and Nissan Diesel vehicles in Malaysia. Responsibilities included overseeing the contract assembly / introduction of new vehicle models, scheduling the assembly of existing models, CKD stocks, orders and their import formalities, coordination of local content development programmes and liaison work with Principals.
From 1996 until his retirement in 2002, he was appointed as Audi AG’s Representative, CKD/SKD projects, South East Asia, reporting to Audi AG’s International Vehicle Manufacturing Department in Germany. The countries in South East Asia which he covers include Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines.
Joined TD Cars (Malaysia) in June 2003 and is responsible for the coordination / production of TD2000 vehicles for local sale and for export. His invaluable experiences and guidance will be of tremendous benefit to the company.