Tri-Tech Holding Announces Change in Independent Directors
Beijing, China – October 28, 2011 – Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for the water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control markets, announced today that it has appointed Mr. John McAuliffe as an independent director of the company, effective October 28, 2011. Mr. McAuliffe fills the vacancy resulting from the resignation of Mr. Robert W. Kraft, who, for personal reasons, has resigned his position as an independent director, effective immediately.
Mr. Kraft has had no disagreement with the company on any matter relating to the company’s operations, policies or practices during his tenure as an independent director.
Mr. McAuliffe has over 30 years of financial experience in all aspects of the capital formation process, including IPOs, follow-ons, restructurings, private financings, M&A, management consulting and strategic development, particularly for small businesses. Mr. McAuliffe has been serving as a senior banker at Financial West Securities from September 2010 until present. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. McAuliffe served as a Managing Director of the Investment Banking Department of Newbridge Securities Corp. During this time, he was the lead banker and funder for Nexcera Medical, and the banker and finder of Chemrx Corp. Mr. McAuliffe was also the lead banker for Able Labs, M-Systems, U.S.Teleconstructors, MRV Communications and Videospection. From 1990 to 2000, Mr. McAuliffe was a head of Institutional Sales and branch manager of H.J. Meyers. From 1990 until 1998 H.J. Meyers did over $1 billion in financing primarily for Technology and Biotechnology companies whose road shows were lead by Mr. McAuliffe. Since 1990, Mr. McAuliffe has been an investment banker, and has participated and led in excess of 200 financing transactions in his career. Mr. McAuliffe earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Brockport.
Mr. Warren Zhao, Board Chairman and CEO of Tri-Tech Holding commented: “We extend our appreciation to Mr. Kraft for his valuable contributions to our company over the years. He provided the board with valuable insights on accounting and corporate governance issues.”
“We are pleased to welcome Mr. John McAuliffe to our board. His strong background and experience in corporate leadership and financing will strengthen and serve our board well. We believe he will provide wise insight into our board’s decision making process on developing company strategies that will best serve the interests of Tri-Tech’s shareholders.”
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