G.A. Menon (1931–2003) Founding Chairman
At the heart of our company, lives the vision of one man: G. A. Menon, an inspirational leader who first charted the course of UST Global. Through his distinctive legacy, he established our core foundation and the values of humility, integrity, and humanity upon which we run our business.
Born in Kerala, in the south of India, G.A. Menon pursued his studies in mathematics at the University of Madras, and later went on to graduate from Harvard Business School. He began his career as a Systems Manager with IBM in India.
In 1978, G.A. Menon saw an opportunity to build Multi-Tech Systems, which merged with Venture Manufacturing Singapore in 1989, to become one of the world's largest electronics manufacturing companies. He was also the Founder and Chairman of US-based Magnecomp International, a manufacturer of suspension assemblies. Magnecomp went public in Singapore in 1998 and is today the world's second-largest manufacturer of suspension assemblies with operations in the U.S., Hong Kong, China, Thailand, and Singapore. The same year he took the helm of UST Global, G. A. Menon started another company, Toonz Animation in Los Angeles - a testimony to his ongoing commitment to innovation.
In 2003, G.A. Menon passed away at the age of 72, leaving behind a historical legacy. G.A. Menon's noble vision remains UST's guiding force, driving our company forward, transforming lives worldwide, for our clients, community, and beyond.