INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Simon Weng

Mr. Weng is Chairman and President of TTIC, a foreign investment company headquartered in Beijing, China. Originally a regional office of Tippins Technologies, TTIC became an independent company in 2005. In his 50-year career in the steel industry, Mr. Weng has developed deep knowledge and rich experience in the metals industry both in China and in the United States.

Mr. Weng earned his Master’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering at Beijing Science and Technology University and began his career as a plant engineer at Shanghai Alloy. He went on to become an engineer and technical negotiator at Baoshan Iron and Steel, working on major capital projects with foreign suppliers.

Moving to the United States in 1980, he earned an M.S. in Chemistry from Northeast Louisiana University and became an American citizen. He worked for Pennsylvania Engineering Corporation as its China Business Manager, supervising PECOR’s entry into the Chinese market.

His areas of expertise include project development, contract administration, and project financing. His sales experience is global, ranging from East Asia to South America to Europe.

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Chuck Mosca

Chuck Mosca is an accomplished international consultant and executive with over 20 years of experience in business development and international project and operations management, across multiple regions including Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Pennsylvania Transformer Technology, Inc., and Pennsylvania Breaker LLC.

Under Chuck's leadership, Pennsylvania Transformer made a comprehensive turnaround, doubling revenue, achieving profitable growth, and improving on-time delivery from 21% to 95% while instituting OSHA-compliant safety programs and high stands of environmental maintenance.

Prior to being named COO of PA Transformer, he co-founded and served as Managing Director of Mercatela, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As its principal consultant and business development lead, he worked with large Malaysian constructors and conglomerates on organizational restructuring and leadership integration. He has held multiple contract development roles for international firms, including restructuring, outsourcing, and conducting IT transformations in Saudia Arabia, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Chuck Mosca earned a B.A. in history and administration and management science from Carnegie Mellon University. He currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

Xiaoming Li

Dr. Xiaoming Li has 30 years of industrial experience in R&D, project management, supply chain development, product roadmapping, and international business management. Currently, he is the Technology Development Leader of II-VI Incorporated, in Saxonburg, PA, and has held multiple research and development and executive positions within II-VI. In these positions, he has developed extensive technical expertise in glass, ceramics, and opto-electronic materials, with solid track records of new product development in global markets.

 

He has also served in senior engineering positions with PPG Industries and Saint Gorban, Inc. In his career, he has built and led multiple Asian branches and operations into revenue growth and top profit earnings, using in-depth engineering and Asian market knowledge. Dr. Li has also lectured at Wuhan University of Technology, in the Department of Materials.

 

James K. Hayes

James Hayes is an accomplished global business leader with extensive experience in international business development, risk management, financial analysis, and strategic planning, much of it in emerging markets. Dr. Hayes is currently Chief Operating Officer of Marine Electric Systems in South Hackensack, NJ. Previously, he served as Vice President of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (Wabtec), where he was responsible for strategic marketing for the Freight Segment. His responsibilities while at Wabtec included pursuing acquisition and growth opportunities in key emerging markets, including India and Brazil.

 

Dr. Hayes also spent a period in public service as an Assistant Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond where he managed enterprise risk management and corporate support services. While at the Fed, he also led the engineering services group responsible for managing and developing the United States' high-speed currency processing and authentication machines. James has also served as a Director of Eaton Electrical, driving strategic growth in its $7 billion electrical products subsidiary, completing acquisitions in France, Germany and Taiwan, and finding new global manufacturing partners in India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

He is a former Director of Market Development for Motorola, Inc., where he held responsibility for cable television deployment in Latin America and executed international advertising and public relations campaigns, and at Tyco Fire and Security, where he managed corporate development and growth objectives focused on homeland security. In these leadership roles, he has excelled at driving business growth and building cross-business collaboration.

Dr. Hayes holds a B.S.F.S. in International Economics from Georgetown University, and a Master of Public Affairs in Economics and Policy from Princeton University. He has earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, and received his Doctorate in Management from Case Western Reserve University.