Highpower International Announces Management Changes

16 Jun 2017

Highpower International, Inc., a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of lithium ion and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries, battery management systems, and a provider of battery recycling, announced that on June 12, 2017, the position of Wen Liang Li was changed from Vice President and Chief Technology Officer to Senior New Energy Scientist, and the position of Wen Wei Ma was changed from Vice President of Manufacturing to Senior Manufacturing Equipment Specialist. Leo (Xing Qun) Liao was appointed as Chief Technology Officer of Highpower, effective immediately. Mr. Liao has served as an engineer, R&D Manager, Chief Engineer and Deputy General Manager of Shenzhen Highpower since he joined Highpower in 2003, and most recently, he served as the Head of the Company's Research institute and Shenzhen Highpower's General Manager. Mr. Liao received his Master and BA degrees in Central South University. 

Mr. George Pan, Chairman and CEO of Highpower International, commented, "We welcome Leo as our new Chief Technology Officer. We are confident that his professionalism and deep expertise in the industry will fuel the growth and development of Highpower. On behalf of Highpower, we thank Wen Liang Li and Wen Wei Ma for their services and accomplishments in the past decade, and we believe that they will continue to contribute to Highpower's future growth in their new positions as specialists. In the past sixteen years, Highpower has built a respectable reputation in the industry and recruited and trained many young leaders with solid experience and industry expertise. With the success of our growth strategy implementation, we are seeing increased demand for our products from brand clients in different applications. Senior talent are critical for us in order to satisfy our large corporate customers and execute on our expansion plan with expertise in advanced technology and management philosophy. We believe Highpower will be able to grow faster with more inspirational innovative and capable leaders."

Following the change, Wen Liang Li and Wen Wei Ma will not take any management responsibilities. Wen Liang Li will remain as a member of the technology team and remain as a board member of the Company. He will work as a Senior New Energy Scientist to provide guidance and support on the technology front and participate in major R&D projects. In addition, Wen Wei Ma, who was mainly in charge of equipment department in the past, will serve as a Senior Manufacturing Equipment Specialist.

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