Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Company, a China-based manufacturer and distributor of veterinary medicines, vaccines, micro-organisms and feed additives, has appointed Michael H. Lan as the company's permanent chief financial officer, effective April 16, 2010, to replace Bennet Tchaikovsky.
Lan has advanced knowledge of U.S. GAAP and financial reporting requirements and has held internal financial control and audit positions with Silgan Containers Corporation and Gilead Sciences. Immediately prior to joining Skystar, Lan was founder and principal of his own consulting firm and was employed by medium and large enterprises in the implementation of internal audit and financial control procedures. Lan's focus as Skystar's CFO is to engage in all aspects of the Company's financial control, improve operational efficiencies and promote the culture of financial control and accountability amongst Company executives. Lan is a graduate of Xiamen University in China and the University of Southern California where he received a Masters of Accounting.