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Ashley J John

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Member since: Jul 08, 2012

I am a self-made businessman, managing director and founder of two companies; the first of which dates back to 1988 and UVi Glass Sdn Bhd in 2007. I met my first mentor in 1979, who got me interested in business while working in the Regent Hotel Kuala Lumpur. I was a young school leaver working as a bell hop. I was spotted by Mr. Brad Harper, founder of The Bombay Co., USA, who offered me a job with his company in the USA. I worked for this wonderful human being for a number of years, based first in New Orleans and later in Dallas. My experience there was invaluable and taught me much about the furniture industry and the mail order business. When the company was bought over by Tandy Corp, I came back to Malaysia I set up in 1988 a company pioneering the decorative glass industry here. In 1994 we changed the company name to Reka Kaca Sdn. Bhd to better reflect the company's core business of delivering a variety of art & decorative glass to the architectural, interior design, building and construction industry. I am an innovator having developed many unique processes and techniques to finish glass. In 2005, I developed a commercially viable and unique solution to apply full colour images onto glass which I patented and trademarked under the name UVi Glass®. In 2007, I set up UVi Glass Sdn. Bhd to market this one of a kind product.

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My take on what it takes to be committed to one's self development and success through my observations upon living life, running a business and seeing the parallels in the American Idol singing

Business > Architecture Design l 2 years ago

Article on glass composition discusses the iron content in glass which gives it a green color and how to overcome attendant issues. The ratio of each component is calculated using the 'glass batch

Business > Architecture Design l 2 years ago

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