AMVIP was co-founded by Dr. Hj. Mohamad Kamal Bin Hj. Harun and Ir. Max Ong Chong Hup in
and the Association was officially approved by the Registrar of Societies on 25th September 2019.
Ts. Dr. Haji Mohamad Kamal Bin Haji Harun, FASc who is a Professor of Chemistry, is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International) of University Technology MARA (UiTM) since September 2017.
Dr. Hj. Mohamad Kamal earned his PhD from the University of Manchester’s Institute of Science and Technology, specialising in the areas of Corrosion Protection, Adhesion of Paints and Polymeric Barrier Coatings. His areas of research are in metallic alloys, corrosion protection by paints and inhibitors, including the study of polymeric barrier coating degradation under atmospheric conditions as well as ionic barrier properties of polymeric coatings. He has also attended Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Program at Oxford University in October 2018 and the 7th ASEAN Senior Management Development Program organised by the Harvard Business School Club Malaysia (HBSCM).
His expertise is also sought in the industry, as evidenced from the Master-classes conducted under the Institute of Materials Malaysia as well as courses conducted under the organization of Dreamcatcher Sdn Bhd.,to train industrial personnel in the areas of corrosion protection. He has also successfully developed the IMM Standards on Fingerprinting of paints, raw materials and dried coatings based on FTIR for the oil and gas industry.
Dr. Hj. Mohamad Kamal was the President of IMM (2012 -2016). He is a Fellow member, of the Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM).
Dr. Hj. Mohamad Kamal is also a certified Professional Technologist by the Malaysian Board of Technologist (MBOT). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), Chairperson of the Chemical Sciences Discipline Group, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Fellow of The Malaysian Solid State Science & Technology Society, Fellow member of the International Institute of Plantation Malaysia (IIPM) and a Board member of the Malaysia Logistics Innovation Berhad (MLIB) Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Board of Governers of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.
Ir. Max Ong graduated from Queen Mary University of London in 1977 with B.Sc.(Hons) in Materials Engineering. He has over 40 years’ experience in Corrosion Control covering Protective Coatings, Decorative Paints, Cathodic Protection, Corrosion Monitoring & Inspection, Fire Proofing Coatings, Thermal Spray Coatings, Failure Analysis and Materials Testing & Selection, as a manufacturer, technical sales specialist, service contractor, and Corrosion Consultant. He was involved in manufacturing of Sacrificial Aluminium, Zinc and Magnesium Anodes in DIMET Singapore (1980-1982) and MPE Malaysia (1990-2005). He was involved in paint manufacturing and technical servicing in DIMET-AMERON Protective Coatings (1982-1989) and Leighs Paints (2006-2009).
He is currently Executive Director of Norimax Sdn. Bhd. (a company manufacturing Sacrificial Anodes and providing Thermal Spray Coatings & Corrosion Protection Services) since 2009 and Director of JOTAC Academy Sdn. Bhd. (a company providing TVET Training) since 2014.
Seligi Pavilion Restaurant, Malaysian Petroleum Club
22nd August 2022
A team of 7 EXCO members met with Tuan Haji Bacho Pilong, Senior Vice President of Project
Delivery & Technology PETRONAS, at an Appreciation Lunch hosted by the Association of Materials
Vibration Insulation Practitioners Malaysia (AMVIP). The team, led by Ir. Max Ong Chong Hup
(Secretary-General of AMVIP) and Puan Siti Haslina (EXCO Member of AMVIP), briefed Tuan Haji
Bacho on the 1st AMVIP 2022 Conference and the success of the event held in July 2022. On behalf
of AMVIP, Ir. Max highlighted the conference delegates were impressed with the video sharing
session presented by Tuan Haji Bacho during the Conference, in particular “ The Journey “.
One of the matters that arose from the conference was a proposal to set up a number of task forces comprising of representatives from oil companies, contractors, suppliers, consultants and academicians to improve project delivery with cost efficiencies and best practices. Tuan Haji Bacho supports such initiative as it creates a healthy environment for all stakeholders and encourages continuous improvement and innovation. Such cooperation will promote open communication amongst all stakeholders and can contribute towards sustainability in areas of materials, vibration, insulation and corrosion. Pn. Siti Haslina Ramli, Principal - Materials, Corrosion & Inspection (MCI) of GTS PETRONAS accepted the challenge to co-ordinate this project under AMVIP.
Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club, Negeri Sembilan
23rd July 2022
The AMVIP Networking Golf 2022 on 23rd July 2022 started off on a
bright and sunny day. 16 golfers participated in this friendly game held at the Kota
Seriemas Golf & Country Club in Negeri Sembilan. This event which provided opportunities for
networking as well as reminiscing with old acquaintances, was sponsored by CorrTrol Synergy
Sdn Bhd, Jotac Academy Sdn Bhd, Norimax Sdn Bhd and UES.
The champion of the challenge was Foo Hwa Chit. The 1st and 2nd runners-up were Pau Kiew Huai and Steward Siran respectively. Each received their prizes from the Deputy President of AMVIP, Dato’ Senu Mohd Noor. CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!
Sofitel Hotel, Damansara City, Kuala Lumpur
21st July 2022
The successful 1st AMVIP Conference and Exhibition 2022 was held on 21st
July 2022 at the
Sofitel Hotel, Damansara City in Kuala Lumpur. 114 eager participants attended this one-day
conference and exhibition, where the theme centred on Innovations and Sustainable Technologies
for the New Era. Interests were high, with subjects reflecting issues concerning insulation,
vibration and materials. The 9 speakers had the latitude to present their cases as well as
promote their products and services. There were 12 companies exhibiting a wide range of products
and services at the hall adjacent to the conference.
The highlight of the day was a special video presentation by Tuan Haji Bacho Pilong (Senior Vice-President, Project Delivery & Technology PETRONAS). In his speech, he encouraged global sustainability and cleaner environment through sustainable technologies and products. The video can be viewed HERE.
The conference organising committee thank all delegates, exhibitors & sponsors for helping to make this event fruitful. We acknowledge them below
Sharing Session via Video
- Tuan Haji Bacho Pilong (Senior Vice-President, Project Delivery & Technology PETRONAS)
- Ria Solutions (M) Sdn Bhd (Bronze)
- Norimax Sdn Bhd (Gold Table)
- Abadi Oil & Gas Services Sdn Bhd (Silver Table)
- AF Condition Monitoring Sdn Bhd (Silver Table)
- Corrtrol Synergies Sdn Bhd (Silver Table)
- Materials Technology Education Sdn Bhd (Silver Table)
- Oilfield Offshore Services Sdn Bhd (Silver Table)
- OPM Venture Sdn Bhd (Silver Table)
- Ria Solutions (M) Sdn Bhd (Silver Table)
- Sika Kimia Sdn Bhd (Silver Table)
- Sonomatic SEA Sdn Bhd (Silver Table)
- Temperlite Insulation Sdn Bhd (Silver Table)
- Transkor Technology Services Sdn Bhd (Silver Table)
- CorrTrol Synergies Sdn Bhd
- Jotac Academy Sdn Bhd
- Norimax Sdn Bhd
- Ultradex Engineering Supply Sdn Bhd
- Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UCSI University Student Chapter)
The brochure of the 1st AMVIP conference and exhibition 2022 can viewed HERE.
Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
26th September 2020
Friends and members of the Association of Materials Vibration and Insulation Practitioners, Malaysia (AMVIP) enjoyed the first Friendly Networking Golf on 26th September 2020 at the Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (KGSAAS) in Shah Alam. Sponsors include Ria Solutions Sdn Bhd, Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd, Norimax Sdn Bhd and Corrtrol Services Sdn Bhd. 20 players in 5 flights vied to be the first champion of the first tournament organized by Harry Woon, the Chairman of Social Activities Committee, AMVIP.
The drum rolled for Khairul Anuar, who won the first prize with a score of 36.
Ho See Chai was second and Dr. Zulkarnian Kedah third.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!!