Dana Point, CA October 11, 2012 – Mercury Cable & Energy, Inc. (“Mercury Cable”), the leading developer of High Voltage Composite Reinforced Conductors (“HVCRC”) for electrical transmission lines, is pleased to announce the appointment of Xi Ya Wei (Cotton Hill) to the Board of Directors of Mercury Composite Co. Ltd. and to the position of Director of China Operations replacing Martin Wang in both of those roles.
“At conferences and meetings with top State regulatory and transmission industry leaders, and in discussions with utility clients, there is a very high interest in composite conductors,” said Xi Ya Wei. “With China’s increased emphasis and funding to improve the electric grid, the timing is excellent for me to expand the visibility of Mercury Composite among these strategic decision-makers as they determine how best to improve the reliability and capability of the national grid. I look forward to assisting Mercury Composite with becoming the preeminent supplier of Smart Conductors to the China market.”
“We are honored and excited to have Mr. Xi join Mercury Composite’s Board of Directors,” said Ron Morris, Chairman of Mercury. “To add a Board member of this caliber to help guide Mercury Composite on the execution of its business plan gives us a tremendous advantage. Mr. Xi’s reputation, ethics and strong relationships within the Chinese Government provides tremendous strength to our Board and Company. Mr. Xi’s experience and expertise in interfacing with Western partners and Chinese customers, investors, employees and State owned utilities will contribute significantly to Mercury’s Efficiency, Production, Sales and Marketing capabilities. ”
A brief summary of Mr. Xi’s background is provided below.
Xi Ya Wei has 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor, project manager, and team contributor for leading Chinese and Multi-national companies. His expertise includes: development of corporate policy and strategy, business development, contract negotiation, operations management, reliability assessments, capital planning, technical and economic analyses, review and oversight of books and records compiled to international accounting standards and asset based transaction analysis. Mr. Xi is extremely well connected in the electric transmission industry, including extensive relationships with China State Grid, China Southern Grid, Bao Steel and many others.
Mercury Cable & Energy is a privately held developer of High Voltage Composite Reinforced Conductors (HVCRC), Smart Conductors for the Smart Grid. The patented HVCRC Smart Conductor is superior to existing conductors in a number of key performance areas including:
• Up to double the current carrying capacity of ACSR
• Substantially reduces high temperature sag
• Requires fewer structures for new line construction
• Increases capacity of existing rights of way and structures through retrofitting
• Eliminates bimetallic corrosion
• Significantly reduces line losses compared to same diameter conventional and composite conductors at equal operating temperatures
For additional information please visit our web site at www.mercurycable.com.
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