Sutor Technology Group Limited, a private manufacturer of fine finished steel products extensively used by steel fabricators for a variety of consumer products, today appointed Naijiang (Eric) Zhou as Vice President of Finance, effective February 1, 2010. In this role, Zhou's responsibilities will include finance, strategic planning and analysis, investor communications, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions.
Zhou has more than fifteen years of financial and industrial experience with U.S. and Chinese companies as an investor, analyst and executive at multinational corporations. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Rich Fields Investment Ltd., a private equity investment firm. Before that, he worked as an international research analyst at Roth Capital Partners, a full service U.S. investment banking firm.
Before joining Roth Capital, Zhou worked for seven years as principal financial planner and principal financial analyst at American Electric Power, where he was responsible for strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, and corporate development. Prior to that, he worked for U.S. Global Investors, Inc as senior research analyst and co-manager of mutual fund investments.
Zhou received a Ph.D. and an MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from China Petroleum University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.