Born in Mauritius Island, Robert J. Kwok attended the Mauritius College of Agriculture after graduating from High School in 1965. He majored in Sugar Technology and graduated with a Diploma in Sugar Technology in 1968. His sugar career started as a Chief Chemist at the Belle Vue Sugar Estate in Mauritius. In 1970 he went to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, USA to study for a B.S degree in Chemical Engineering with a double major in Sugar Engineering. He graduated with both degrees in 1972. He then moved back to Mauritius where he took employment as Assistant Sugar Technologist at the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute (MSIRI). After a year of working in research he decided to join the sugar industry again as Process Manager/Technical Advisor of Solitude Sugar Estate in Mauritius. In 1974 he left Mauritius to go back to LSU for his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He graduated with a M.S degree in Chemical Engineering in 1976 and took employment in Hawaii.
In 1976 he joined C. Brewer Company as a Process Superintendent at the Wailuku Sugar Company on the island of Maui. In 1978 he joined Hamakua Sugar Company on the Big Island (Hawaii) as Process and Control Superintendent. In 1980 he moved back to Maui and joined Alexander and Baldwin’s Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company (HC&S). He started as a Project Engineer working on the Puunene Mill expansion and modernization project to process cane from Wailuku Sugar Company which closed down. In 1982 he was promoted to head the Maintenance and Control Department for the two HC&S sugar mills (Puunene and Paia). In 1984 he was promoted to Factory Manager at the Paia Sugar Mill. In 1986 he was promoted to be Vice President of Production and Maintenance of HC&S, a position he maintained until 2000 when he took an early retirement. He then started his International Consulting career in the Sugar Industry as owner and President of John H. Payne, Inc.
20+ years of experience in execution Indian Sugar and power sector projects and Sugar Industries in Africa, USA, South east Asia and South America. He was instrumental in introducing Planetary Gear Boxes to Indian Sugar Industry for Cane Milling Operations and Single Drum Boilers for co-generation projects.
John H Payne India Pvt. Ltd., is a Company recently launched in India, By Mr. Jayant Ingawale and Mr. Robert Kwok with a purpose to introduce and promote the best of available advanced technology and Products in the sugar and Power Sector. Our focus area of operation is the Sugar sector in India, since both Mr. Robert Kwok and Mr. Jayant Ingawale have dedicated experience within this Industry. We are in the process of tying up with some reputed equipment and machinery manufacturers worldwide, primarily to represent and promote their technology in India.
He was instrumental in introducing Planetary Gear Boxes to Indian Sugar Industry for Cane Milling Operations and Single Drum Boilers for co-generation projects.
We take this opportunity to introduce John H Payne India Private Limited, as a sister concern of John H Payne, Hawaii, USA. John H Payne, Hawaii needs no introduction as one of the leading and internationally acclaimed consultants, primarily in Cane / Beat Sugar Manufacturing, Sugar Refining business and Power Plant. The Company is primarily involved since last 5 decades in promoting technology related to Sugar and its allied industry like Co-Generation, Ethanol and Distillery.
However, since last few years, John H Payne - Hawaii had to diversify into supply of technology and products, since we realized that the end consumers, very often end up opting for outdated technology of products, mainly due to limited technical know-how presented to them.
John H Payne, is headed by Mr. Robert Kwok, who again does not need any introduction as an internationally acclaimed Sugar Technologist and Consultant. He has been deeply involved in Sugar Industry in USA, Europe, Australia, South America, South east Asia and Africa.
Whereas M/s John H. Payne India Private Limited is engaged in Engineering and Supply of Machinery’s and Equipments for Sugar Plants, Boilers, Electrical System, Automation, Electronics System, Rural Electrification System. There is a professional team of engineers and professionals working within our company at all stages of engineering right from design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and training of personnel for plant operation and maintenance. It has always been our endeavour to offer latest/state of art technologies available globally within stipulated time regime and toughest schedules, at most competitive price. We look forward to a wonderful relationship together and success for all concerned