Jianhua Wu, Chairman & CEO, Director
Jianhua Wu has been our chief executive officer, chairman and a director since the completion of the reverse acquisition in November 2007. Mr. Wu founded our predecessor companies, Wuxi Huayang Dyeing Machinery Co., Ltd. and Wuxi Huayang Electrical Power Equipment Co., Ltd., in 1995 and 2004, respectively, and was executive director and general manager of these companies prior to becoming our chief executive officer. Mr. Wu was nominated as a director because of his position as our chief executive officer. Mr. Wu is a certified mechanical engineer.
Tianxiang Zhou, Independent Director
Tianxiang Zhou has been a director since July 2010. Mr. Zhou served as lead engineer in Wuxi Angyida Mechanism Limited Company since 2004. From 1998 to 2004, he was general engineer in Wuxi Huayang Dye Machinery Equipment Limited. From 1994 to 1998 Mr. Zhou worked for Wuxi Chemicals Holdings as chief engineer of its design division. Mr. Zhou received his bachelor degree in engineering from Nanjing Institute of Chemical Technology in August 1961. Mr. Zhou’s engineering background and his experience in the manufacturing business are important qualifications for his service as a director.
Xi Liu, Independent Director
Xi Liu has been a director since November 2007. Mr. Liu has an extensive background in material engineering, being a 1989 graduate of Jiangsu University of Technology with a degree in metal material and heat treatment, and having been trained at the Volvo facilities in Penta, Sweden in 1999. Immediately after graduating from university, Mr. Liu worked at China FAW Group Corporation, the oldest and one of largest Chinese automakers, as an engineer, before leaving in 2005 as an assistant manager in the purchasing department of the Wuxi Diesel Engine Works plant. He then joined WAM Bulk Handling Machinery (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., part of the Italian industrial giant WAMGROUP, as a purchasing and sourcing manager, which is his current position. Mr. Liu’s background in engineering and his practical industrial experience is important to us as we plan and develop our business.
Drew Bernstein, Independent Director
Mr. Bernstein has been a director since April 2009. Mr. Bernstein is co-founder and managing partner of the accounting firm Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP, a PCAOB registered accounting firm headquartered in New York, a position he has held since 1983. Mr. Bernstein is also a partner of the recently formed accounting firm of Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk. Mr. Bernstein, a certified public accountant, received his BS degree from the University of Maryland Business School. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, The New York State Society of Certified Public Accounts and The National Society of Accountants. Mr. Bernstein’s accounting experience and his work with a number of China-based public companies is important as we continue to implement and improve our internal controls. Mr. Bernstein is also a director and chairman of the audit committee of NeoStem, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and Orient Paper, Inc., a producer and distributor of paper products in China.
Min Li, Independent Director
Min Li has been head of an alternative energy and power technology research at Yuanta Securities in Hong Kong since 2009. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Li was an equity analyst with Goldman Sachs, covering the solar and wind power industries. Mr. Li received his MBA degree from Duke University in 2008. Mr. Li received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and his master of science degree from National University of Singapore. Mr. Li’s experience and familiarity with the solar and wind industries are important to us as we continue to orient our business toward renewable energy such an wind and solar power.