He has an extensive experience in the fields of global information technology and logistics projects. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a graduate degree in Computer Science from California State University. Early in his career, Eddy worked with Forecast Lighting and later at Ciba-Geigy Composite Material in California, gaining valuable knowledge in production, quality control, and supply chain network integration. His passion has always been to automate manual functions and integrate them into efficient systems.
In 1993, Eddy partnered with Cogent System in Alhambra, California, where he led his team to successfully compete against major players like IBM and NEC. Their achievement was securing an Automated Fingerprint System (AFIS) project with the Royal Thai Police in 1995. Eddy’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish MediaPoint Corporation in Alhambra, California in 1996. There, he developed ZipComm, a data and fax software that became an essential communication protocol for smartphones. MediaPoint was later acquired by Sungwoon Co, LTD of South Korea.
In 2001, he initiated and established a logistics center in Indonesia, representing DHL Express Logistics for their first business operations in the country. This venture became one of the premier logistics companies in Indonesia, offering integrated transportation-courier and warehouse services. He developed an intranet-based on dial-up technology, connecting sales-marketing with automated operation-accounting system. This innovation allowed sales personnel to input new incoming orders without the need for physical office to deliver sales orders.
In 2008, Eddy took a break from technology and logistics and ventured into the mining industry in East and Central Kalimantan, managing coal and silica mining operations. He continued this role until 2016 when the majority of his shares were acquired by Nature Element Hong Kong. This experience was invaluable in teaching him how to manage relationships with indigenous communities and government officials, enhancing his skills in building effective communication and interactions.
Recently, Eddy and a few friends set up an air cargo business network in partnership with a start-up budget airline in Thailand. He coordinated the establishment of a network of partners in Southeast Asian countries, including Taiwan, Japan, and China. However, the COVID-19 pandemic slowed down business activities. Drawing from his experiences and knowledge of internet technology and practical logistics operations, Eddy recognized the need for logistics to transform from its conventional offline-sequential model to an online platform.
In 2019, he started developing a design and structured flow, the missing gaps in logistics-supply chain industry by introducing a platform business model. His primary emphasis was on the digitization of paper documents and the transformation of various logistics functions and financial procedures into an automation instruction. Through the creation of Mahyu, a real-time platform, he facilitated direct communication and interaction between shippers and transporters/forwarders. This innovation streamlined operations, minimized delays, and enhanced overall productivity within the industry.
Eddy’s team leadership, analytical processing skills, and intuitive problem-solving abilities have guided his young team throughout the development process of Mahyu. They have meticulously designed and documented each phase of logistics segment flows, logistics function structures, database infrastructures, correlation of methodology sub-routines, security protocols, and distribution parameter inter-correlations. This thorough approach has been fundamental in the development of Mahyu. His passion lies in developing practical applications for trade, logistics, and the supply chain that can effectively address real-time challenges.