The Malaysian mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) industry mourns the loss of Rocky Tan, who passed away on 24 November 2018 at the age of 60. He was general manager and director of Malaysia-based access equipment specialist Eastway Engineering Sdn Bhd.
Mr Tan was widely recognised as a pioneer in the Malaysian MEWP industry. He had been in the business since 1982, and had vast experience dealing with scaffold and powered access equipment.
Mr Tan was also actively involved with International Power Access Federation (IPAF), given his expertise in the Malaysian MEWP market. According to those who knew him well, Mr Tan was always kind and supportive in guiding other MEWP players, sharing his knowledge and experience. “The Malaysian MEWP industry would not be at its current growth level without his passion and vision,” they said.