Key Personnel

IEM is managed and supported by experienced personnel who have established themselves in preventive maintenance & repair services for a wide range of equipment for the oil & gas industry in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines. These professionals have combined their efforts to provide hands on supervision and expertise and training our future generations. Blending ISO 9001 procedures and policies, IEM brings you the best in startup services. Partial discharge testing, current quality analysis, infrared scanning, laser alignment and many other specialized support services. Our combined experience in various Valve servicing, repair, modification and the capability to test these valves in accordance to API 6D and API 598 is approximately 25 years and we continue to expand our services in this field. Integrating the business acumen that our MD has brought into the company, the name Inovatif best describes this new company with a vision to meet the demanding requirements of the 21st Century which calls for discountinous change and continuous improvement, to be fast and responsive. A century which leaves the top down “command and control” management types and instead empowers within the company and looks for leadership from everybody. The 20th Century demanded “Rational” and quantitative analytics, whilst the 21st Century looks for creativity and intuition.

Managing Director - Arthur Kong
Diploma Sales & Marketing - London School of Marketing

A local Labuan born Malaysian, After several years of working for Multi-National Company in Sales & marketing field, He formed his first business and Company in 1987. During the economic downturn in1987 whilst the business world seemed a gloomy place to be in ,he ventured into business thus the saying “when the going gets tough the tough get going” and most importantly his belief coupled by his hard working attitude and decisive decision making. He is literally, a businessman by Profession, beside holdings in IEM, he also currently owns and is involved in the companies that operate the following business:

  1. Rakyat Distributor Sdn Bhd - Import and Distribution of Beverages for the Duty Free Market in Malaysia
  2. Richworld Duty Free Sdn Bhd - Import and Distribution of Beverages for China and South East Asian Market
  3. One Stop Duty Free and First Stop Duty Free - First Duty Free Retail Megastore in Labuan
  4. Win Fatt Trading Sdn Bhd - Cigarettes Distributor in Sabah
  5. Cascata Sdn Bhd - Manufacturing and Distributing RO (Reverse Osmosis) Water for Labuan & Sabah
  6. Biosugar (M) Sdn Bhd - Direct Sales of heath Drinks and Beverages
  7. Artea Products Inc - Manufacturing and distribution of Green tea beverage in Malaysia and the Asia region
  8. Padas Jaya Rent-a-Car Sdn Bhd - Car Rental and Leasing for the Oil and Gas Industry
  9. EM Oil Supply and Services Sdn Bhd - Supply of Safety apparels and HSE products to the Oil and Gas Industry
  10. Labuan Bestland Sdn Bhd - Development and Construction of Warehouses and Workshops

Aside from managing his business, he is also involved with several charities and NGO's and had served in various positions:

  • Lions Club Labuan since 1984 - President, Zone chairman, Region Chairman, District Chairman
  • Labuan Golf Club since 1983 - President 2005 - 2011
  • Sabah Golf Association - Vice President 2005 - 2008, Deputy President 2008 - 2011

With his diversified experience in running and managing various types of businesses, he has the management acumen and will bring to IEM the Public relation and Financial connection much needed for this new company.

Parthipan A/L Kana Ramaiah
Head of workshop operations
NTC 1&2, Singapore
IEC Ex - d certified responsible person

Served Neptune Orient Lines( NOL ) as a deck cadet under Second mate foreign-going course conducted by Singapore Polytechnic. After being in the Oil Tankers fleet for 2-3 yrs, he decided that a land based job was his preference joined Keppel shipyard Singapore and completed 2 yrs marine fitting traineeship conducted by Keppel shipyard and Nyee Yan Polytechnic. Left Keppel as Machine shop supervisor completing 7 yrs service and at the same time pushed himself to do night classes for his National Technical Certificate 1 & 2 in Heavy Duty Diesel Engine and Power Train from Technical Education Singapore.


Joined Australian mining company and was posted to Papua New Guinea as a Specialist Artisan under contract for 3 yrs before returning to Malaysia and served as supervisor at a Malaysia 's first Valve Automation Centre for 3 yrs before continuing the journey with Paul in both ABB and Siemens and left as service supervisor in 2004. He continued his journey to east Malaysia with Paul and was a major contributing factor to the 1st Malaysia IEC Ex accredited motor repair and rewind workshop , at Wehaya Sdn. Bhd.

At IEM, his vast repair experience, mechanical know how, his IEC Ex competency in class Ex D and his passion for innovativeness and ability to continuously come up with new ideas makes him a compulsory part of this emerging new company.

Benson Abong 
Chargeman A1
IEC Ex -d certified responsible person

He has been part of the core team for 8 yrs, his Electrical competency and dedication for excellence and continuous improvement on electrical systems has made him stand out in his field. His exposure in West Malaysia for 7 yrs also contributes to his working attitude and his subordinates. His experience and knowledge has made him well respected amongst clients, peers and subordinates.