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China Energy Recovery Announces Change in the Board of Directors

2011-06-13 13:40 662

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


SHANGHAI, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Energy Recovery Inc. (CGYV.PK) ("CER"), an international leader in the design, fabrication and installation of waste heat recovery systems, announced that:

There are some changes in the board of directors after the board meeting which was held on June 7, at CER's head office.

The board accepted the resignation of Mr. Tian Ye, effective June 25, 2011, and the resignation of Mrs. Zhou Jialing, effective at the end of the meeting. The resignation of Mr. Tian was due to finishing his agreed upon term and his pursuit of other business interests which would take more of his business time, and the resignation of Mrs. Zhou was due to personal reasons.

The board appointed Mr. Jules Silbert and Dr. Yan Sum Kung to fill the vacancies created by the vacancy and the resignation of Mrs. Zhou Jialing. Upon Mr. Tian's effective date of resignation, the number of directors is reduced to 5. Ms. Estelle Lau was appointed to the Compensation Committee and Audit Committee. Dr. Kung has been appointed to the Compensation Committee and Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Silbert has been appointed to the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors.

Furthermore, the Board of Directors appointed Simon Dong as the Company's acting Chief Financial Officer, replacing Qinghuan Wu, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, who had been the Company's acting Chief Financial Officer since November 2009.

"It is a new milestone for CER as two new independent directors joined us with more international expertise and background. We can grow more healthily with the help of all our directors," CER Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Qinghuan Wu said

Since June 1980, Dr, Kung has been Director of Chinachem Group, a property developer based in Hong Kong, and since January 2010, Dr. Kung has been Chairman of the Executive Committee. From September 1981 to December 2009, Dr. Kung was a practicing doctor in Hong Kong. The Board believes that Dr. Kung's experience as a sophisticated property developer will contribute to the proper management of its assets and oversight of its financial development. Dr. Kung is fluent in English and Mandarin and Cantonese.

Mr. Jules Silbert, 83, has been a member of the board of directors of the Company since June 2011. Mr. Silbert has been an independent consultant since January 2002 focusing on marketing, e-commerce, consumer behavior and information technology systems, working with leading consumer retailers and direct marketing firms, among others. Prior to his consulting activities, Mr. Silbert was an Executive Vice President of Brylane, a private, then public, company, concentrating on strategic planning, growth initiatives, and business development from September 1991 until March 1999. Mr. Silbert was also a member of the board of directors of Brylane from 1991 to 1999. From 1983 to 1991, Mr. Silbert was the founder and principal of The Silbert Group, a management consulting firm focused on the direct marketing business segment. Prior to his management consulting firm, Mr. Silbert worked with General Electric and Lane Bryant, and was a member of the board of directors of Lane Bryant. Mr. Silbert has been a member of the boards of several private and public companies and non-profit entities. Mr. Silbert has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from NC State University, and has been involved as a member of senior management in strategic planning, and innovative growth strategies throughout his career. Mr. Silbert's background in electrical engineering, experience with leading US and international firms in industrial equipment marketing, consumer marketing, and information technology systems, together with extensive senior executive and board positions, will provide the Company with a wealth of management and marketing experience and board and management governance enhancement.

Mr. Dong, age 31, has been the financial controller of the Company since November 2009, and since June 2011, the acting Chief Financial Officer. From December 2007 to November 2009, Mr. Dong was the Financial and Administrative Director of Media-Plus Group, a private company engaged in different businesses, including catering, retail sales, movies, comics and entertainment. From August 2002 to December 2007, Mr. Dong was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Manager, Assurance Services.  Mr. Dong has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Fudan University, China.

What is Waste Heat Energy Recovery?

Industrial facilities release significant amounts of excess heat into the atmosphere in the form of hot exhaust gases or high-pressure steam. Energy recovery is the process of recovering as much as two-thirds of that wasted energy and converting it into usable heat energy or electricity, dramatically lowering energy costs. Energy recovery systems are also capable of lowering heat pollution and capturing harmful pollutants that would otherwise be released into the environment. It is estimated that if energy currently wasted by all the U.S. industrial facilities could be recovered, it could produce power equivalent to 20% of U.S. electricity generation capacity without burning any additional fossil fuel, and could help many industries to meet stringent environmental regulations.

About China Energy Recovery, Inc.

CER is an international engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in the design, construction and installation of waste heat energy recovery systems that captures and converts industrial waste energy produced by heavy industrial processes such as petroleum and chemicals refining, paper manufacturing and refining into low-cost electrical power, which enables industrial manufacturers to reduce their energy costs, shrink their emissions footprint and generate salable emissions credits. The company's primary focus is the Chinese market; however, CER's systems are operating in heavy industrial plants located in Egypt, Korea, Vietnam and Malaysia. CER is building China's first state-of-the-art, energy recovery system research and fabrication facility, which will allow CER to meet increased demand for its products and services. For more information on CER, please visit: http://www.chinaenergyrecovery.com/s/Home.asp. Information on CER's website does not comprise a part of this press release.

Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in the press release that address activities, events or developments that CER believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions made based on experience, expected future developments and other factors that CER believes are appropriate under the circumstances. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of CER and may not materialize, including, without limitation, the efficacy and market acceptance of CER's products and services, CER's ability to execute on its business plan and strategies and CER's ability to successfully complete orders and collect revenues there from. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. Furthermore, CER does not intend (and is not obligated) to update publicly any forward-looking statements, except as required by law. The contents of this release should be considered in conjunction with the warnings and cautionary statements contained in CER's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:

 

 

Jessica Hu

 

 

China Energy Recovery

 

 

TEL:  +86-21-2028-1866 x304

 

 

hudie@cerenergy.com

 

 

 




Source: China Energy Recovery, Inc.
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