Mr Tay Eng Guan was appointed VP/GM of ST Aerospace Engines in Jan 2018 and is in charge of charting the growth of ST Aerospace Engines and growing the business globally.
Prior to this he held appointment as the VP/ Deputy GM Operations and Director of Operations for Commercial Engines at ST Aerospace Engines, bringing on board an extensive track record in operations excellence, coupled with a Six Sigma Black Belt certification. The operations cover Commercial engines, Military engines, parts repair, engines accessories, on-wing support and asset management businesses. He was instrumental in streamlining the production workflow processes of the commercial engine operations. He also implemented “tried and tested formula” such as the “One Piece Flow” process and the “6S/Visual/Lean Factory” concept. These processes ensure that production operations are run to the maximum of the company’s capacities in terms of technical, logistical and organisational capabilities. Thanks to these work improvement processes, bottom-line contributions are maximised and work performance is fully optimised.
Mr Tay first joined ST Aerospace Engines in 1993 as a technical service engineer, responsible for engineering support. In addition, he also helped develop new capabilities in the Engine Accessories division and support the J85 turbo-jet engine production line. Mr Tay left the company in 1996 to join Honeywell Singapore as an Accessories Senior Engineer, where he climbed up the corporate ladder steadily to eventually oversee the business in Asia. During this period, Mr Tay helped the business grow by increasing distribution capacities and generating a sustainable level of demand.
Mr Tay graduated with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 1993. He also obtained a Master of Business Administration from the Southern Illinois University.