Tao Ling, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Tao Ling has served as our director since inception, our Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer since June 2020 and the Chairman of Jiangsu Austin since December 2010. He started in the electronics industry in 1989 at the then-Nanjing Radio Factory and by 1994 had assumed leadership roles responsible for technology licensing, working with leading international companies such as Harris, Uniden, Hitachi and Ericsson. From 1995 to June 2000, He worked in the international business arm of Nanjing Panda Electronics and became vice president responsible for sales of a variety of key products including TVs and other household appliances. From July 2000 to March 2008, he worked in key sales, supply-chain management and operations roles at Nanjing Sharp Electronics, which was behind the Sharp-branded TVs sold in China and many other countries. From April 2008 to November 2010, he was Chairman of Nanjing Shunyijing Electrical Technology Co., Ltd., an electrical technology company in China making and distributing air conditioning systems, where he was responsible for strategic planning including budget and sales. Mr. Lin received a bachelor’s degree in Radio Technology and an MBA degree from Southeast University in China in 1985 and 2004, respectively.
Qiaoyun Xie, Chief Financial Officer
Qiaoyun Xie has served as our Chief Financial Officer since June 2020 and the finance manager of Jiangsu Austin since March 2020. She is primarily in charge of financial reporting and auditing of Jiangsu Austin. She started her career working as an accountant from March 1997 to December 2003 at the Alkylbenzene Plant of Sinopec Jinling Company, a manufacturer of chemical raw materials. From March 2004 to December 2010, Ms. Xie served as the financial manager of Changyong Electronics (Nanjing) Co., Ltd., a company engaged in the production and sales of home appliance stamping parts. From January 2011 to September 2014, Ms. Xie served as the financial manager of Laisikang Electronic (Nanjing) Co., Ltd., a company engaged in the production and sales of telecommunication and electronic devices. From October 2014 to February 2020, Ms. Xie served as the chief financial officer of Jiangsu NJStar New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., a company engaged in the production, sales and servicing of new energy devices and new-model monitors in China, where she was responsible for preparing the financial report, participating the company’s financing and investment activities, and developing and implementing financial policy of such company. Ms. Xie received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from China Central Radio and TV Virtual University in 1998.
Xiaohong Yin, Director
Xiaohong Yin has served as our director since June 2020. Mr. Yin has also served as director and General Manager of Jiangsu Austin since January 2011 and is in charge of production, quality control, and after-sale services as well as sales activities of the LCM/OC Department of Jiangsu Austin. He started his career in 1989 at the international business arm of Nanjing Zhongshan Group, a state-owned trade company and had taken on various sales roles within the company before becoming vice president and heading a large sales team. From January 2007 to December 2010, Mr. Yin served as the Legal Representative of Nanjing Shunpu Electronic Co., Ltd., an electronic company in China, where he was responsible for overseeing senior management and performing other activities required by the board of director of such company. Mr. Yin received a bachelor’s degree in Radio Technology from Southeast University in China in 1989.
Xiaodong Zhai, Chief Technology Officer
Xiaodong Zhai has served as our Chief Technology Officer since June 2021. Mr. Zhai has served as the research and development director of Jiangsu Austin since May 2015 and is in charge of research and development and production of Jiangsu Austin. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Nanjing Zhancheng since December 2011 and is in charge of research and development, production and general management of Nanjing Zhancheng. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhai served as General Manager at the Argentina factory of Shanghai SVA(Group) Co., Ltd.’s, an electronics manufacturing company, from March 2008 to September 2011, where he was mainly responsible for research and development and production of LCM used in TVs and monitors. From June 2000 to February 2008, he was a manager of the Engineering Department at EASTKIT electric (China) Co., Ltd., an electronics manufacturing company, where he was responsible for developing TV mainboards for Hisense and Haier brands. Mr. Zhai received a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Institute of Electronic Engineering at Hefei in 1997.
Bo Yuan, Secretary
Bo Yuan has served as our Secretary since June 2021. Mr. Yuan has served as Secretary of the Board of Directors and Deputy General Manager of Jiangsu Austin since April 2015 and is in charge of Jiangsu Austin’s strategic decision, investment, financing and securities affairs. He has also served as General Manager of Jiangsu Huiyin Optronics Co., Ltd. since March 2014 and is in charge of the operation and management of the factory. Prior to joining us, Mr. Yuan was Deputy General Manager of Nanjing Rui Nuo Electronics Co., Ltd., an electronic material sales company, from June 2009 to February 2014, where he led the international trade, management and sales team for ITO conductive film, optical glue and other products, as well as research and development, design, and sales of large-size touch panels. From October 2004 to May 2009, he was served in various roles including technical assistant and Deputy Manager of Sales Department of Nanjing Huaruichuan Electronics Technology Co., Ltd., an electronics manufacturing company, where he was responsible for selling touch screen and electroluminescence products as well as production of four-wire resistive touch screens. Mr. Yuan holds a specialist qualification in Trade Economics from Jinling Institute of Technology in Nanjing, China in June 2003 and a master’s degree in business management from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China in November 2012.
Heung Ming Wong, Independent Director
Heung Ming Wong has over twenty years’ experience in advising multinational companies of finance, accounting, internal control and corporate governance matters. Mr. Wong has served as a director of TD Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLG), a company engaged in commodity trading and supply chain services businesses, since April 2021. From June 2020 to March 2021, Mr. Wong served as Chief Financial Officer of Meten EdtechX Education Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: METX), a leading English language training service provider in China. He has served since April 2021 as an independent director of TD Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLG), a company engaging in commodity trading business and supply chain service business in China, since November 2010 as an independent director of Shifang Holding Group Ltd. (1831HK), a Hong Kong-listed company which provides a wide range of integrated print media and digital media services to advertisers and since March 2020 as an independent director of Raffle Interior Ltd. a company engaged in the interior decoration business. Previously, he also served as the Chief Financial Officer from March 2017 to November 2018 at Frontier Services Group (0500HK), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which is a leading provider of integrated security, logistics, insurance and infrastructure services for clients operating in developing regions. Prior to that, Mr. Wong worked for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (China) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (China) for an aggregate of more than 11 years. Mr. Wong graduated from the City University of Hong Kong in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and obtained a master’s degree in Electronic Commerce from the Open University of Hong Kong in 2003. He is a fellow member of the association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Internal Auditor.
John Carl Mein, Independent Director
Mr. Mein has operated Mein Executive Talent, an independent recruiting and business development firm, since August 2019, where he serves as the President and the sole employee, and he is responsible for business development and recruiting talents for various established and startup companies including DustPhotonics, Inc. Mobile & Cloud Labs, Inc., Achronix, Inc., and Hyperlight Corporation. From September 2017 to July 2019, Mr. Mein served as the Vice President of Worldwide Sales for DustPhotonics, Inc., a manufacturer of optical transceivers and components. From July 2015 to July 2017, Mr. Mein served as the Vice President of Business Development for Petzila, Inc., an IoT startup company designing, building, and selling a remote treatcam for home pets, where he was responsible for fundraising, business development, and sales channel development. From July 2013 to July 2015, Mr. Mein was an independent sales consultant for Miller Heiman Group. From January 2009 to June 2013, Mr. Mein was the Vice President of Worldwide Sales for OneChip Photonics, where he was responsible for managing sales into the optical communications vertical market for fiber to the home and data center connectivity. Prior to 2009, Mr. Mein served in a variety of roles in sales and applications for several Silicon Valley companies, including Iamba Networks, Teknovus, Quake Technologies and Galileo Technology. Mr. Mein obtained a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University in May 1975, and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in June 1976.
Qiang He, Independent Director
Qiang He has served as a director for reporting and disclosure of Viomi Technology Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: VIOT), a leading provider of smart home products and services in China, from May to August 2020, where he was in charge of financial reporting and disclosure. From December 2018 to January 2020, Mr. He held the positions of Senior Finance Manager and Chief Financial Officer at Minjiakefeng Information and Technology Co., Ltd., an online peer-to-peer lending platform in China. From September 2016 to October 2018, he was a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Auckland, New Zealand and Hong Kong (short term secondment). Prior to that, Mr. He was an asset manager at Guangzhou Yuexiu Financial Leasing, a financial leasing company, from September 2014 to June 2015 and a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Guangzhou, China from September 2008 to August 2014. Mr. He received a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy from Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand and a bachelor’s degree in business administration (financial management) from Jinan University in China. Mr. He is a CPA in China and the United States