Heartiest Congratulation to our esteemed Group Managing Director Dato' Dr. Donald Yap Tatt Keat, Lt Col (C.D., Associate Officer) on being conferred the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (D.S.P.N.)
Meaning of D.S.P.N "This Order of Chivalry was instituted in the year 1976 and is conferred on individuals of high position who have contributed unique and valuable services to the state. Persons conferred with this honour carry the title Dato' and the wife Datin. This award is limited to five hundred and fifty (550) living persons, excluding non-Malaysians who may be conferred this award on an honorary basis. This insignia of this Order consists of a star, a riband and a badge."
Dato' Dr Donald Yap is a co-founder and Group Managing Director of Ire-Tex Group. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United State and obtained a Doctorate in Business Entrepreneurship from Ansted University, United Kingdom .
With valuable experiences in the electronics industry gained from previous employments, Dato' Dr Donald realized the importance of cushioning protective packaging. He has developed Ire-Tex Group as a leading protective packaging solution provider in the country and overseas industries to its present level of success. His accomplishment as an entrepreneur has resulted in the success in building a strong, sustainable, innovative and impetus businesses.
In recognition of his excellence in entrepreneurship, both Dato' Dr Donald and Ire-Tex Group have received numerous prestigious domestic and international awards. For Ire-Tex Group strength lies in its ability to customize high quality and technology has awarded Frankfurt Arch of Technology Awards, Golden Europe Quality Award, The Malaysia Star Awards and Malaysia Ozone Layer Protection Awards. For his personal achievement in recognition of his abilities, he won The Outstanding Young Malaysians Award, The Chivas Regal Unlimited Award in IT, The Yazhou Zhoukan Young Chinese Entrepreneur Award and Global Man Of The Year Golden Rim Award, Taiwan.
He is an active member of several welfare and social organizations. He was conferred a rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the Civil Defence Department, Ministry of Home Affairs as an Associate Officer in Civil Defence Forces Malaysia in recognition for his contribution to the community. He also served as a General Committee Member of Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Committee Member of Penang Federation of Malaysian Manufacturer (FMM) and The Free Industrial Zone Penang Companies Association (Frepenca).