Harwood Timber staff alongside their subsidiaries, Enrich Essence Sdn Bhd, Harwood Timber Products Sdn Bhd and Giovanni Wood Industries Sdn Bhd gathered on the 28th of December 2018 to bid farewell to our respectable General Manager, Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi bin Datuk Haji Abd Kadir. Our honourable Executive Chairman YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Bujang bin Mohd Nor and wife were at the dinner as well to bid their last goodbye.
The arrival of YBhg Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Bujang Bin Mohd Nor
The arrival of Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi bin Datuk Haji Abdul Kadir, our honourable GM
The night was named Harwood Appreciation Night 2018 in remembering all the hard work and success our GM has brought into the company. Over 120 staff attended the dinner at Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching and there was a great atmosphere as the hall was decorated with colourful balloons and tassels bringing out the Rock n Roll theme for the night.
Everyone was dressed in their best fitting into the theme. Also seen were numerous amount of performance by our talented staff be it individually or in a group (by department). The rock and roll vibe was really happening throughout the night.
For over 22 years working alongside Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi, he distinguished himself with his diligence humour drive in the workplace. His work in Harwood has results to many achievements from which we hope inspires others in what can be achieved. From the year 1996 till December 2018, we had our highs and lows with him and never once he showed us to back down. Energetic, positive, friendly and humble, that’s the kind of leader he is to each of us. He is the kind of leader that you are not afraid to approach and share ideas.
He taught us to always move forward and therefore that night everyone was holding back their tears as the emcee said, “This is not a goodbye, we will cross path again in the future, God willing’. Honestly, we are very proud that our GM is moving on to a bigger company. It was a privileged to be given the opportunity to work with an inspiring leader.
One last photo with Harwood family
A special multimedia presentation was prepared honouring his time in Harwood. Old photos, new photos, new videos, there were all shown in the video that remind us of his time with Harwood. After the multimedia presentation, Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi was invited to give his one last speech. In his speech, he mentioned how proud he was being able to work along a much respected leader like YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Bujang Bin Mohd Nor and how much he has grown ever since he first stepped in Harwood. Holding back tears, he stepped down the stage with a heavy heart.
YBhg Executive Chairman and GM exchanging goodbye
Dear Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi, all the best in your future undertakings. You are an inspiration to all of us, a mentor that will never be replaced. Thank you for your support and it has been a pleasure working with you.