Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hu serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Hu co-founded Taizhou Fuling in October of 1992 with his wife, Ms. Guilan Jiang, and serves as the general manager. Mr. Hu co-founded Great Plastics in March 2010 with his wife, Ms. Guilan Jiang, and Ms. Sujuan Zhu and has served as a supervisor. Mr. Hu is also the legal representative, the general manager and a director of Wenling Yuanheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. Mr. Hu is a shareholder of SanMen Decoration City Market Development Co., Ltd and Hangzhou YaJiu Investment Co., Ltd. Mr. Hu has been certified by Zhejiang Province as a senior economist in 2013. This qualification certifies his qualification and experience in business management, and understanding of the global economic marketplace in which we operate and shows that he has passed certain qualification tests in business field. Mr. Hu is also an engineer. Currently Mr. Hu is Deputy Chair of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Light Industrial Products and Arts and Crafts, and a member of Committee of the People’s Political Consultative Conference of Sanmen County. Mr. Hu received his associate degree in business management from Southwest University of Science and Technology in 2006. Our Board of Directors has chosen Mr. Hu to serve as Chief Executive Officer because of his more than twenty years of experience in our industry.
Chair of the Board and Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Jiang is the Chief Operating Officer and Chair of the Company. Ms. Jiang co-founded Taizhou Fuling in October of 1992 with her husband, Mr. Xinfu Hu, our CEO, and serves as the legal representative and the Chair. Ms. Jiang co-founded Great Plastics in March 2010 with her husband, Mr. Xinfu Hu, and Ms. Sujuan Zhu, and serves as the legal representative, the general manager and a director. Ms. Jiang owns 50% of Wenling Fulin Plastic Products Co. Ltd, and she serves as the legal representative, the general manager and a director. Ms. Jiang previously owned 95% of Zhejiang Special Plastics Technology Co., Ltd. (‘‘Special Plastics’’) from September 2006 through 2015 and acts as a supervisor. Ms. Jiang is the general manager and a shareholder of Wenling Wantong Investment Co., Ltd. Ms. Jiang has been certified by Zhejiang Province as a senior economist in 2012. This qualification certifies her qualification and experience in business management, and understanding of the global economic marketplace in which we operate and shows that she has passed certain qualification tests in business field. Currently Ms. Jiang is Deputy Chair of the China Plastics Processing Industry Association, Deputy Chair of the Zhejiang Female Entrepreneur Association, and Chair of the Wenling Plastics Association. Ms. Jiang has acted as a representative of the local People’s Congress several times, most recently, in 2015. Ms. Jiang has received an award as an Outstanding Female in China, as a Top 10 Outstanding Female in Zhejiang, and as an Excellent Entrepreneur in Taizhou and Wenling. Ms. Jiang received her associate degree in accounting from China University of Geosciences in 2006.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Pan has served as the financial controller of Taizhou Fuling Plastics Co., Ltd., the Registrant’s major PRC subsidiary, since 2006, and has been with the Company since 2004.
Special Advisor to Management
As Special Advisor to Management since November 2019, Mr. Lee focuses on the company’s expansion and operations in the U.S. He had been our Chief Financial Officer since August 2015, after joining Fuling USA as Vice President of Operations in May 2015. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Lee served as the U.S.-based Chief Financial Officer at Tanke Biosciences Corporation, a Chinese manufacturer traded on the OTCQB market, where he was responsible for SEC reporting, investor relations, capital-raising, GAAP conversion, annual audits and corporate finance. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lee held a variety of senior international financial management and executive positions with A CPA and CMA, Mr. Lee earned an MBA from University of Texas at Austin, and an MPA (Master of Professional Accounting), and a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) in Marketing from University of Texas at Arlington.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Kunes is an Executive Vice President at Fuling USA, responsible for developing customer relationships, negotiating distribution logistics, and marketing our products in the United States. Mr. Kunes has been an independent contractor for Old Fuling USA/Fuling USA since October 2009. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Kunes was Director of Operations for Jet Plastica Industries, a plastic foodservice disposables company, from 1998 through 2008. At Jet Plastica he managed more than 600 employees, and implemented projects to enhance efficiency such as automating production lines and matching cutlery production to orders. Mr. Kunes worked as the Director of Finance for Tenneco Packaging from 1995 through 1998 and in a variety of operations and finance roles. He was plant manager and business unit controller for Mobil Chemical Company from 1988 through 1995. Mr. Kunes earned his B.S. and MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.