After graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Production) (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Rico joined Eagle Services Asia, a centre for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of civil aircraft engines. His duties included mentoring new engineers, control and audit of technical documents, investigation report writing and solving technical issues. He later acquired his Master of Business Administration (Aviation Industrial Management) at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia where his thesis was on strategic management and marketing for aviation MRO companies.
With 12 years of experience in the aviation engineering industry, Rico has sound knowledge of technical processes such as peening, welding, chemical cleaning, thermal spray, machining and heat treatment. In addition, he has considerable experience in project management, leading projects valued at over $100 million, overseeing all aspects of a project, including time management, machine acquisitions, technical trials and customer presentations.
At Spruson & Ferguson (Asia), Rico is involved in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in Singapore and overseas.