Steven Aroki, MSc, MBA
Partner, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Specialty Chemicals, Polymer additive and processing Business Development Expert
Serves clients in B2B industries, specialized in polymers and additives. Drives business in plastic sheets and conductive compounds for the electronic, semiconductor and hard disk drive industries in the region.
Steven is a Council Member of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM). He is also the Chairman of FMM Energy Management Committee as well as the Chairman of FMM Negeri Sembilan Branch. He also serves as a board member of the FMM Institute.
He received his MBA from University of Southern Cross, Australia in 2002 and Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) in 1988.
Steven is currently the Managing Director of Smane Malaysia, a Malaysian-Thai JV company which main business is supplying specialized plastic sheets and conductive compounds for the electronic, semiconductor and hard disk drive industries in the region. His previous experiences included positions as Global Operations Director at BF Goodrich Malaysia and Marketing Manager, Asia Pacific at LNP Engineering Plastics, Malaysia.
Managing Director, Smane
Currently attached to a Malaysian-Thai JV company. Responsible for P&L, Sales & marketing, budgetary, customer support and operations of the manufacturing plants. Main business is in supplying specialized sheet for the electronic, semiconductor and hard disk drive industries in the region.
Global Operations Director, Static Control Business Unit, BF Goodrich Malaysia
Total accountability for the business in Asia with a turnover of RM 70 million and staff of 50 people providing static control solutions for the electronic industry.
Oversaw Global Manufacturing – plants in USA and Malaysia, Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific, Finance, Technical Service, Global Customer Service, Technical Support Team and Quality department.
Oversaw the smooth start up of BF Goodrich’s (BFG) first green field site from construction to the first commercial production in Asia Pacific and hiring all the key staff for the operation as well as the Customer & Technical Support team.
Part of The Asia Pacific Leadership Team delivering results and part of Static Control Global Management Team.
Marketing Manager Asia Pacific, LNP Engineering Plastics
Solutions provider to Automotive, Electronic and other industries with innovative plastic compounds.
Responsible for P&L (Product Management), Customer Service, Technical Service, Market development and R&D effort in the region with 5 direct reports.
Sales executive, ICI Industrial Chemicals
Activities included sales, market development for the whole ICI plastics range. Managed the sales budget, liaised with overseas principals.
Led the change of business base from commodity to specialty based products with better and more stable margins.