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Ms.Chen mingzhen

the Aisa general manager of GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers

the executive director of the APIM(2012~2014)

TAN Meng Cheng (MC)
Career Profile
22 Years of Business, Manufacturing and Technology Management career in multinational company with a wide exposure in the different functions from product development, manufacturing and business development.
Proven strengths in:
Operation Management
Talent Management
Managing Risk and for Compliance.
Resilience in challenging operating environment
Areas of Expertise     
•Product Development
Extensive experience in formulating of TPE compounds, Polyolefin’s compounds and concentrates and engineering plastics compounds such as Polyamides, Polyesters.
Also familiar with analytical equipment such as DSC, TGA, FTIR,  AA
•Process Technology
More than 15 years on hand-on experience in extrusion compounding, blow film and injection molding.  Have worked on a variety of state of the art equipment
•Manufacturing Management
More than 20years on manufacturing management experience. 
•Business Development
Experience in variety market such as consumers, automotives and E&E applications
•Financial Analysis and Forecasting
•OEM Customers Management
Professional Experience
GLS Thermoplastic Alloys ( Suzhou) Pte Ltd Oct 2005 – present
( A wholly owned subsidiary by PolyOne Corporation)
General Manager (Asia Pacific) (2010-Present)
In addition to responsibility in earlier position, I am also responsible for TPE Business in Asia Pacific.  Achieve double digit growth and strong customer loyalty.
General Manager (Oct 2005- 2009)
Responsible for plant operation of the Suzhou facility and its subsidiary in China.   Including setting up a new plant, installation of compounding lines and build a team of 65 people.  This including daily plant operation, regulatory compliance and cost management.
Singapore Polymer Corporation Mar 1990 – Sep 2005
A wholly owned subsidiary of US based Teknor Apex Company, a leader  in the Plastics and Chemicals industry
Market Manager- Thermoplastics Elastomers (2002- Sep 2005)
Reporting to both the General Manager Of Operation of Singapore Polymer Corporation and Vice President of Thermoplastics Elastomers in US. Held full accountability for business development activities in Asia Pacific Region - China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, and Australia.
Product Manger – Composites (1998-2002)
Reporting to General Manager of Operation.  Responsible for all manufacturing, product development and OEM management.
Production Manager – Composites (1996-1998)
Manufacturing Engineer – Composites(1992-1996)
Reporting to Manufacturing Manager.  Responsible for all manufacturing activities from production management, shop floor management. 
Development/Product Engineer (1990-1992)
Reporting to General Manager for Composites Business Unit. Responsible for new product development and management of OEM customers.
Selected Accomplishments:
Setup a team of Application, Customer service and Sales personnel.  Business for 2004 financial is well above target
Expanded the products range in Composites from two to six main groups.
Led production group to win multiple awards in QCC and Housekeeping Competition
Managed a total of 8 OEM customers achieving volume of accounting for 20% of total annual sales in business unit.
Education and Training     
Diploma in Chemical Process Technology, Singapore Polytechnic (1987)
Graduateship of the Plastics and Rubber Institute (2nd class honors), University of North London (1988)
Masters of Science in Polymer Science and Technology, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (1990)
Masters of Business Administration, National University of Singapore (2000)
the executive director of the APIM (2012~2014)
About GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers
In an era of rapid technology change and global competition, companies are turning to new design solutions and innovative ideas to help them maintain their competitive edge. For over 30 years, thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) solutions from GLS have given thousands of innovative products the touch of success.
It ’s About Delivering Value
PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers is an innovative, global, custom formulator of specialty compounds and alloys. We deliver services and solutions that make you more competitive and essential to your customers by:
•Enabling your innovative designs
•Getting your products to market faster
•Reducing your operating costs
•Growing your bottom-line
Core Strengths
Focus on TPEs
Our only focus is on delivering value-adding TPE solutions and outstanding customer service, anywhere in the world.
TPE Technology Innovation
We utilizes a wide variety polymer technologies and additives to formulate innovative solutions for complex and breakthrough applications.
Custom TPE Product Development
Our global research and development organization specializes in custom formulating innovative solutions to meet your toughest material challenges.
Seamless Global Support
Wherever you operate, PolyOne is there to support you through our manufacturing and distribution facilities, dedicated customer service resources, and globally networked technology centers.
Unmatched Service
Our technical sales team has the tools and knowledge to help you select a solution that delivers the performance you need with the value you require.
GLS Environmental Policy
PolyOne GLS is committed to meeting customer requirements by maintaining and continuously improving the Quality and Environmental Management System. The Quality and Environmental Management System is deployed throughout the Organization and provides for continuous improvement of:
•product consistency
PolyOne GLS is committed to preventing pollution; minimizing the impact that our products and activities have on the environment; and complying with applicable environmental regulations. Employees are encouraged to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Global Partnerships and Support
Whether you are located in Asia, Europe or North America, we can provide the materials and application development support to make your project a success. We support our customers wherever they need to be. Contact us and put the PolyOne GLS difference to work for you.