CY HO; Congressional Record Vol. 153, No. 130
(Extensions of Remarks - September 05, 2007)

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                                 CY HO


                         HON. SOLOMON P. ORTIZ

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, September 5, 2007

  Mr. ORTIZ. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor a great man, a 
businessman, a leader, and a great corporate citizen in our South Texas 
community: CY Ho, who is currently CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board 
of Directors of AMFELS, a major international corporation, and an 
enormous component of the Port of Brownsville in South Texas.
  He will be leaving South Texas shortly, and we will miss him very 
  CY Ho is a highly respected entrepreneur who is very much a part of 
the South Texas community through his contributions to worthy causes. 
He is the picture of international free trade and corporate diplomat.
  CY was born and raised in Singapore as that nation was emerging onto 
the world stage as a major player in the international economy. He was 
educated in the United Kingdom in naval architecture, later earning his 
MBA at UK's Brunel University as a chartered engineer.
  Widely regarded as a global expert on naval and marine architecture 
and engineering, CY is a man of extraordinary vision and understanding 
of global business.
  In 1981, he began with Far East Levingston Shipbuilding, Ltd. (FELS) 
as manager of the engineering department, then moved to Corporate 
Development Manager by 1994. By 1996, he was the Assistant General 
Manager of Keppel FELS Ltd.
  In August 2001, CY left Singapore Keppel FELS Ltd. to come to 
Brownsville, Texas, to serve as President of the American division of 
the company, AMFELS. Just 3 months later, he was also serving as CEO 
and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.
  Keppel AMFELS designs, builds and repairs ships, barges, and offshore 
drilling rigs; they also fabricate steel pressure vessels, all of which 
represents a dynamic and important component of the industrial complex 
at the Port of Brownsville, located at the front door of North American 
  Madam Speaker and colleagues, I ask you to join me in wishing CY Ho 
the very best as he moves on, leaving many good friends here in South 
Texas as he continues his work back in Singapore.