Sembawang Appoints David Chen Yard Manager
David Chen Tou Sin has been promoted to yard manager for Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore. Mr. Chen has been with Sembawang Shipyard for over 6V2 years, joining in October 1971 as a graduate management trainee. The first six months of his training was with Smiths Dock, North- Shields, U.K., after which he underwent further training back in Sembawang Shipyard in various departments.
In July 1973, he was appointed assistant ship repair manager, and was promoted to ship repair manager a year later. Subsequently, in June 1975, Mr. Chen was promoted to the post of works manager. He remained in that capacity until June 1976, when he was made marine manager. A Colombo Plan Student, Mr. Chen graduated from Newcastle University, U.K. In 1970, he obtained a B.Sc. 1st Class Honours degree (marine engineering), and won the Weighton Gold Medal donated by the North East Coast Institute of Engineers and Shipbuilders for best overall results.
In 1971, he obtained an M.Sc. degree (shipbuilding).