Dinesh Arumugam

Chief Executive Officer (Malaysia)

Dinesh Arumugam, as CEO of Thunder Cranes, is responsible for driving the continual evolution of the company - people, products and services - in order to deliver on the company vision and business objectives. Dinesh first joined us as VP of Sales in 2018. He began his career in 1998 with Petronas in the planning & engineering department, before joining Smith International and moving across from engineering & operations into sales management. His successful transition continued in 2010 with Schlumberger where, as sales & operations manager, he developed business plans and strategies for multiple product lines. In 2017 as Area Manager with Ulterra Drilling Technologies, Dinesh helped the company secure multiple contracts in South East Asia. He holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering and an Executive MBA from Hult International Business School.

Jauhari Said

Director (Malaysia)

Prior to becoming Director of Thunder Cranes (Malaysia), Jauhari Said served as the General Manager cum CEO of Asian Supply Base Sdn Bhd from 1985 to 1999. During his tenure at ASB his vision and leadership were instrumental in the creation of a successful logistic supply base with integrated services for offshore O&G exploration and production. Jauhari began his career with the Malaysian Ministry of Finance, and was charged with monitoring the implementation of a number of Government approved projects in the Oil & Gas Industries for both Petronas and the Sabah Energy Corporation. These included Liquidified Natural Gas (MLNG1); Asean Bintulu Fertilizer; Kerteh Refinery Terengganu; Hot Briquette Iron Plant; Methanol Plant and Combine Cycle Power Plant.

Vincent Lo

General Manager (Malaysia)

Vincent Lo has over 38 years of experience the in Oil & Gas Industry. He joined our Malaysia Operating Company in 2018 as a General Manager, and is responsible for managing the operational departments within the country. Vincent began his career with Dowell Schlumberger as a Service Engineer on both land and offshore rigs. In 1993, he joined Sarku-Nowsco as an Area Manager overseeing Rig Cementing and Well Services operations. He continued in this field with BJ Services and then with Baker Hughes as Operations Manager in their Pressure pumping Division. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Curtin University of Technology.

Fauzy Khamis

Head of Technical Support (Malaysia)

Fauzy began his career as an engineer in Thunder Cranes’ Technical Support Department in 2010, and was promoted to Head of Technical Support in 2017. In addition to playing a leading role in the continuous development of our portable crane technology, Fauzy provides technical, maintenance and management support for our offshore crane operations in the form of site inspections, lift planning and support throughout the execution stage. With his many years of experience Fauzy’s understanding of portable, modular cranes is second to none, and until now Fauzy continues to lead from the front as the most hands-on department head we have had the pleasure of working with. Fauzy holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, and is a Graduate Member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM).

Brain Ningkan

HSE Manager (Malaysia)

With 20 years of HSE experience in various leadership positions, Brian is responsible for the overall development and effective implementation of the HSE Management System for Thunder Cranes worldwide. He started his career with the Shell in 1988 before joining Petronas in 1989. Within Petronas Brain held numerous assignments, both offshore and onshore, serving as Operations Supervisor, Production Analyst & Pipeline Engineer before joining the HSE fraternity. He holds a Master of Science degree in Emergency Response & Planning, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, a Graduate Certificate in International Management, and a Safety & Health Officer Certificate.

Winnie Wong

Chief Financial Officer (Malaysia)

Winnie has 20 years of experience in the field of Tax, Accounting and Audit. As group CFO since 2010, Winnie oversees the Account and Finance Department and she is responsible for the financial aspects of the Group including cost accounting, fund management, internal controls, compliance on tax and statutory requirements and maintaining the integrity of financial reporting of the Group. Winnie holds a Degree in Accounting & Finance and she is a Certified Practicing Accountant in Australia and a Chartered Accountant and GST Agent registered with the Ministry of Finance in Malaysia. She has completed a Harvard Business School and National University of Singapore & Chicago Booth Executive Programme in Finance.

Finian Chin

General Manager (Thailand)

As the General Manager of Thunder Cranes Thailand, Finian is responsible for managing all aspects of the operational departments within the country. Highly customer orientated in his focus, he has been with Thunder Cranes since 2006. Finian began his career with us in Malaysia, where he started as a crane rigger, before moving into a role in sales in 2009. With over 15 years of experience in Thunder Cranes, Finian combines extensive knowledge in the field of offshore rental cranes with strong management and organizational capabilities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlesex University in partnership with SAE Institute.

David Withers

Sales & Special Projects (Thailand)

Under the Special Projects role David facilitates Operations, Business Development, and Sales for Thunder Cranes worldwide. David graduated with an Economics degree from the University of Georgia and has been in the business development field over the past 18 years. Since joining Thunder Cranes David has played a pivotal role in our company’s growth, both in Malaysia and abroad where he was responsible for setting up operations in Thailand and the UAE Dubai. Appointed as General Manager for Thunder Cranes Malaysia from 2014 to 2018, he spearheaded the implementation of ISO and helped develop an operation that continues to win praise from our clients.

Paul Dorn

Offshore Equipment Technical Superintendent (TC Intl.)

As Offshore Equipment Technical Superindendent Paul is responsible for the quality of Thunder Cranes' technical delivery offshore. Paul began his career in the offshore crane industry in 1982 as a crane operator, and is among the most experienced technical superintendents in business today. Prior to joining Thunder Cranes in 2001, Paul had worked in the Gulf of Mexico for 18 years, supervising the planning and execution of numerous projects including platform removals, conductor drives, production equipment installation and crane change-outs. Paul provides invaluable technical input for the development each new generation of TC cranes, and in the development of our knowledge and capabilities in lifting solutions offshore.


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