Strengthening Relationships Between
Chinese and American Businesses

Richard Gitlin:
Chairman, Gitlin & Company

Richard A. Gitlin is Chairman of Gitlin & Company. Gitlin & Company is devoted to facilitating and creating investment opportunities in the restructurings of corporations, banks and sovereigns. Mr. Gitlin recently served as Senior Strategic Advisor to Nomura Group to assist Nomura in implementing restructuring strategies for Japanese companies. Prior to establishing Gitlin Company, Mr. Gitlin was the President of Hebb Gitlin, PC, a firm he co-founded in 1973 to provide strategic and legal advice in global bankruptcy and business restructurings.
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Louis Merz:
former Chairman of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA)

Lou Merz was Chairman of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) in 2002-2003, having served on the association's executive committee since 1999. He also served on the executive committee of the Automotive Service Industry Association (ASIA) prior to its consolidation with the Automotive Parts & Accessories Association (APAA).
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Bill Smith:
Managing Director, Global Reach Capital

Over the past twenty years Bill Smith has become a leading financial professional focused exclusively on the consumer products and retail industry. Over the course of his career, Mr. Smith has advised hundreds of apparel, retail and consumer products companies on general strategic initiatives, M&A strategy, and capital structure. He has structured and executed over one hundred transactions (mergers & acquisitions, IPO's, debt offerings, re-financings, restructurings, etc.) exceeding $10 billion in total transaction size. He is acknowledged as a market expert and is frequently cited in the press for his financial and industry knowledge.
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Edward Caputo:
Entrepreneur, Executive and Board Member

Over thirty years of diversified international business, management and information technology experience functioning as Chairman of the Board, Board of Directors member, Chief Executive Officer, President, Sales Manager, Operational Manager, Management Consultant, Project Manager and other management and technical support roles in the insurance, retail, utilities, financial, health care and manufacturing industries. Experience includes numerous engagements in the area of Facility Management (Outsourcing), long range strategic planning, project management and business systems planning and development, including offshore strategies.
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Thomas Madison:
VP & COO, Capstone Corporation

Mr. Thomas D. Madison co-owns Capstone Corporation and has been Vice President and Chief Operations Officer since joining the company in January 1998. Capstone Corporation has its headquarters in Alexandria, VA. and employs approximately 200 personnel in locations throughout the United States. During Mr. Madison's tenure with Capstone, the company has successfully graduated from the SBA's 8a program and annual revenues have grown from $6M to over $13M. The company has also had sustained profitability and become debt-free.
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Hubert Hopkins:
President, Ship Shape Web Weavers

Mr. Hubert Hopkins is a proven business leader with tremendous experience. He brings U.S. China Business Solutions a wealth of knowledge in international business, strategic development, and manufacturing processes. He currently owns an Internet Consulting company operating nationwide under license from WSI, a global company that stands for "We Simplify the Internet". In this growing market, Mr. Hopkins is a specialist in Search Engine Optimization, Online Marketing, and E-Learning Solutions.

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