ZHEJIANG, China, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) ("SORL" or "the Company"), a leading supplier of brake and control systems to the global commercial vehicle industry, today announced the appointment of Ms. Jinrui Yu as the Company's Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Baojian Tao, who served as the Company's Chief Operating Officer, resigned from his position as such for personal reasons, effective March 3, 2012.
Ms. Yu, age 37, has more than 15 years of experience in the auto parts industry. Ms. Yu has served as the Company's Production and Export Vice President since August 2009. From 2004 to 2009, Ms. Yu served as the Company's Export Department Manager. From 1999 to 2004, Ms. Yu served as International Sales Manager of Ruili Group Co., Ltd, which specializes in manufacturing auto parts, and from 1997 to 1999, Ms. Yu worked in the OEM market sales department of Ruili Group Co., Ltd.
Mr. Xiaoping Zhang, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the Company, said, "We thank Baojian Tao for his leadership and many contributions during an important growth period in SORL's history. We wish him well in his future endeavors. Ms. Yu has demonstrated that her capabilities and extensive knowledge of our operations will ensure a smooth succession. We look forward to Ms. Yu's continuing contributions to the Company as our new Chief Operating Officer."
About SORL Auto Parts, Inc.
As a global tier one supplier of brake and control systems to the commercial vehicle industry, SORL Auto Parts, Inc. is the market leader for commercial vehicles brake system, such as trucks and buses in China. The Company distributes products both within China and internationally under the SORL trademark. SORL is listed among the top 100 auto component suppliers in China, with a product range that includes 65 categories with over 2000 specifications in brake system and others. The Company has four authorized international sales centers in UAE, India, the United States and Europe. SORL is working to establish a broader global sales network. For more information, please visit http://www.sorl.cn.
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