Chairman and company CEO
Chuanwei Zhang founded our company in June 2006 and has served as our chairman and our executive officer since then. Mr. Zhang founded Ming Yang Electrical Appliances in 1993 and served as its general manager. He founded Ming Yang Electrical in 1995 and served as its general manager until October 2007. Prior to founding Ming Yang Electrical, Mr. Zhang served as a general manager in charge of the overall strategy, management and administration of the company at Zhuhai Fengze Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd., a Sino-foreign joint venture that develops and sells high voltage switch cabinets, from 1990 to 1993. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Zhang served as an assistant factory manager and office manager in charge of general operation at the General Factory of High Voltage Switches located in Xinyang City, Henan Province, China. Mr. Zhang has also served as the chairman of the board of directors of several related companies, including Ming Yang Longyuan, a company that manufactures renewable energy equipment, since 2004, Ming Yang Energy Investment since 2007, Ming Yang New Energy since 2008 and REnergy since 2008. In addition, Mr. Zhang has served as a director at Guodian Zhongshan Natural Gas Power Generation Co., Ltd., a natural gas power producer, since August 2005. He is currently the executive chairman of Zhongshan Chamber of Industry & Commerce, chairman of Guangdong Electric Industry Association and vice director of Zhongshan Foreign Affair Association. Mr. Zhang received his bachelor's degree from News College of Chongqing City in 1984 and a master's degree in business administration from a joint program by Hong Kong Baptist University and Sun Yat-sen University in December 2002.
Director and Senior Vice President in charge of technology development, marketing and sales services
Song Wang joined us in 2006 and has served as our senior vice president in charge of technology development, marketing and sales services since then. He has served as our director since August 2010. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wang served as a general manager of a subsidiary of China Huaneng Group, a large Chinese state-owned electric power producer, that engages in the manufacturing of electric and automation systems from 1999 to 2006. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Wang served as a manager at National Academy of Metallurgical and Automation, an institution focused on the automation and electric control technologies, where he was a research and development engineer and also took charge of research and development projects and marketing activities. Mr. Wang received his bachelor's degree in engineering from Hunan University in 1984 and his master's degree in engineering from National Academy of Metallurgical and Automation in 1987. Mr. Wang is one of the ten experts recognized by the national Ministry of Science and Technology on the Large Capacity Wind Turbine Development Team, which is part of China's Eleventh Five-Year Plan efforts.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Cheng Jiawan has more than 19 years of experience in the heavy machinery manufacturing industry. He is also one of the 10 members of the high-power wind turbine development team within the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology.
Chief Financial Officer
Calvin Lau joined Ming Yang in January 2011 and most recently served as CFO and Vice President of Overseas Investment. Mr. Lau has extensive working experience in investor relations and financial officer roles in the renewables and semiconductor sectors, including Daqo New Energy Corp.(NYSE: DQ) , Cathay Pigments Holdings Ltd., and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE:SMI). Mr. Lau received his bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from University of Southampton, U.K. in 1990, and holds a Masters in Business Adiministration from London Business School, U.K., and is also an Associate Charterted Management Accountant (ACMA) and Charterted Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
Chief Technology Officer
Renjing Cao joined us in 2006 and has served as our chief technical officer in charge of research and development since then. Prior to joining us, he completed his post-doctoral researches in Seoul National University, Universidad Politecnica de Cataluya, and Ghent University from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Cao served as an associate professor Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Xiamen University from 2004 to 2006, a visiting professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology from 2003 and 2004 and a visiting professor at Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Metiers from 2004 to 2006. From 2001 from 2003, Mr. Cao was a research fellow at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he was involved in aerodynamics and aero-acoustic related research projects. Mr. Cao received his bachelor's degree in engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1990 and his master's degree and Ph.D degree in engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He is also a committee member of the National Standardization Technical Committees on Wind Power Equipment. Mr. Cao has been awarded several prizes for his researches, including Beijing Science and Technology Award, Guangdong Province Science and Technology Awards and Zhongshan City Science and Technology Award.