in and out president

SBDMC, Inc. has appointed Mr. Willy Wang as its new president. Wang took over the helm from Mr. Jeff Lin starting October 1, 2018. SBDMC Chairman, Dr. Chin Der Ou, led the turn over ceremony on October 3, 2018 at SBDMC Formosa Hall to welcome Wang.


Wang came to Subic Bay in March 2018 as TECO Group’s Representative to the Philippines to consolidate and manage all TECO’s investment and subsidiaries in the country.


Wang is a veteran of TECO Group holding various positions. TECO is a well known conglomerate in Taiwan with US$1B sales and business scope covering over 100 cities in more than 40 countries in the five major continents. He started his career as General Manager of Overseas Operations of Taian Electric Co., Ltd. followed by his stint in Hubbell-Taian Company and TECO Information System. In 1999, he moved to the USA as President of Advanced Innovative Marketing. He was appointed Managing Director of TECO Australia Pty. Ltd. starting 2001. He likewise  concurrently served as General Manager of AV Business Division of TECO Electric & Machinery Co. Ltd. from 2006-2008 and Managing Director of TECO Electric & Machinery B.V. from 2008-2009. As Managing Director, he oversaw the Europe Head Office and three other European subsidiaries of TECO in United Kingdom, Germany and Spain. He became Special Assistant to TECO Chairman in 2016.


Wang graduated from Taipei Technology University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He also earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Fu Jen Catholic University in 1995, with double major in Business Administration and English Literature. He completed a Master’s Degree in Global Operations Management from the State University of New York in 2012.


Lin, who had served as the president of SBDMC since September 2003, stayed on as Advisor to assist the company during the transition period. Lin was the longest-serving President of SBDMC steering its transformation and success through his dedication, hard work, and dynamic leadership throughout his 15 years in the company.


Wang took the opportunity to share his vision and the company’s new direction with its employees during the turn over ceremony. “I see many investments opportunities for SBDMC such as Gateway Park Phase III (Tipo area), partnership with Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC), Redondo Peninsula and its connecting bridge or tunnel to the SBFZ Mainland, etc.,” announced Wang. “I intend to focus energy and resources on working on these new projects.” -30-


SBMA snags twin nominations in Stevie Awards

October 10, 2018

OLONGAPO CITY — The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority is a finalist in this year’s Stevie Awards, an international program that recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of companies and business people worldwide.

The nomination for “Organization of the Year” was announced on Wednesday by SBMA chair and administrator Wilma Eisma, who was also nominated as “Female Executive of the Year in a government or non-profit organization.”

Eisma said the nominations honors the efforts of SBMA employees in making the Subic Freeport a premier investment center.

“The SBMA has grown to be a better organization due to the culture of ‘malasakit (compassion)’ in the agency, which this administration has actively promoted,” Eisma said in a statement.

The Stevie Awards are handed out annually by the American Business Awards organization. The winners for the gold, silver, and bronze Stevies will be announced in the 15th annual awards dinner which takes place in New York City in November. /ee

(c) Joanna Aglibot@inquirerdotnet
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October 1, 2018


Some of us have had to face the stakeholders of our business and ask for financing, or permission to pursue a new market and/or purchase equipment. While these are more typical examples of crucial conversations, many everyday interactions could also be just as important.

A crucial conversation is one that covers three conditions: high stakes, differing opinions, and strong emotions. The first thing that tells you you’re in one is how you feel. The thing is, reacting to how you feel, as common as it is, greatly affects whether or not you get what you want. In business, that makes or breaks a project, an assignment, even a sale.

We asked Vina Vidal Vicente, an expert on business communication and public affairs, on exactly how recognizing and managing a crucial conversation could affect your business. Her insights are based on the book “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High,” by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler.

  1. Helps improve dialogue and engagement

Mastering emotions in a crucial conversation helps one speak with anyone about anything to reach alignment and agreement on important matters.

For example, L. has always had difficulty speaking to people with authority. Whenever she is in a meeting with her boss, her heart would beat very fast and her hands would start to sweat. She learned exercises on managing her emotions through a crucial conversations session.

Soon, she began raising her hand and offering her opinions during meetings. Her boss took note and gave her more and more assignments. L. eventually took over from her boss after the latter left for another role.

  1. Creates change in behavior

Being able to talk to anyone about particularly sensitive matters helps hasten the decision making process, encourages commitment to action, enhances productivity, and sustains meaningful relationships.

  1. and Q. were good friends and work partners. Things generally ran smoothly between them, except during those times when Q. would show up at work after having biked his way from home. A. needed to tell Q. that his odor was very strong after biking, and that most of their coworkers avoid him when this happens. As a result, meetings would be deferred and deadlines would go unmet.

Using a crucial conversations tool, A. wrote down his feedback and rehearsed it before giving it to Q. When the conversation was over, Q. resolved to take quick showers after his bike rides and bring fresh clothes in his bag. Collaboration with other coworkers went more easily after that.

  1. Builds a high performance culture

Consistent communication behavior leads to organizations, teams, and individuals developing high-performance cultures based on trust and respect.

J.’s team greatly appreciate how she ran her team. She provides candid, actionable feedback and also always remembers to give praise. Because of her leadership, they constantly look out for each other’s performance and make sure that their metrics are met.

Vicente will conduct a one-day course titled “Crucial Conversations: How to deal with Power, Position and Authority” on Nov. 9.

The Inquirer Academy is at 4168 Don Chino Roces Ave. corner Ponte St., Makati City. For more information about the workshops or if you would like to add your input on the article, you may email, call (632) 834-1557 or 771-2715 and look for Jerald Miguel or Judy Bondoc.

(c) Glenn San Luis
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