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Starburst boss sets sights on Middle East market

Co-founder spends most of his time making sure firing ranges are safe for troops

Published on Jul 14, 2014 8:52 AM
Mr Edward Lim, co-founder of Starburst, at its construction yard in Tuas. The father of four children aged 20 to 26 hopes that at least one of his children will take over his business. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

At first glance, Mr Edward Lim, 57, looks like the average company executive in his neat striped shirt and black pants.

But the self-confessed introvert is actually involved in firearms - he plays a key role in keeping soldiers and special forces in South-east Asia and the Middle East safe during firearms training.

For he is the co-founder of Starburst, which installs anti-ricochet ballistic protection systems on the walls of firing ranges to ensure that bullets do not bounce back and hit anyone.

Earlier this month, Starburst made a splash on Singapore Exchange's Catalist board as it launched its initial public offering. Its shares made a debut at 43 cents per share, or 12 cents higher than its initial price of 31 cents per share.

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