Regional Leadership

Mr. Richard Lee, Ph.D.

Mr. Richard Lee, Ph.D.

Founder, Chairman, and CEO


In 1993, Dr. Richard Lee founded Amsino in California. Richard serves as the current Chairman and CEO of Amsino International. Richard is recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the Chinese American community. Richard serves as a member of the Committee of 100, Honorable Chairman of the Chinese CEO Organization. He is the founder and board director of the Peking Association USA, and Chairman of the Board of the Peking University Alumni Association of Southern California. He is a board director of the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE). He has been a sponsor of Direct Relief International for over 15 years, supporting charity programs in many developing countries.

Prior to founding Amsino, Richard taught as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania.

Richard is a graduate of Peking University with a Bachelor Degree in Economics. Richard also holds a Ph.D. Degree from the University of Arizona under the guidance of Dr. Vernon Smith, 2002 Nobel Laureate.

Mr. Chester Chai

Mr. Chester Chai

SVP of Global Marketing and Business Development
and Assistant to CEO, Amsino International


Chester Chai returned to Amsino in 2018 as SVP of Global Marketing, Business Development and Assistant to the CEO. He comes to Amsino with over 28 years of medical device industry with experience working with companies such as Baxter, Hospira, and DeRoyal in both China and the United States. His extensive background includes business development, strategic planning, finance, marketing, supply chain management, product development, and venture capital investment.

Chester previously held the position of Corporate VP for Amsino from 2009 to 2012. He then moved to DeRoyal as the General Manager of Greater China and later established and managed a sourcing company, before returning to Amsino in 2018.

Chester has earned his M.B.A. degree from Kellogg School of Management at the University of Northwestern and an M.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado Boulder. He has received his C.P.A. and also holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University. 

Mr. Philander Kelsey

Mr. Philander Kelsey

President North America Business Unit, Amsino International


In 2018 Philander (Phil) Kelsey rejoined Amsino as President, North America Business Unit. Phil has enjoyed a successful 38-year career in the medical device industry with experience in sales, marketing and distribution management. He has worked with notable companies such as Kendall Healthcare and Owens & Minor where he held the position of Division Vice President for the Virginia region. Phil also co-founded the company Med-ecom, which provided outsourcing solutions for contract processing, data integration and information analytics to the healthcare industry.

Phil started with Amsino in 2006 as National Sales Manager and was promoted to Executive VP and President of Global Sales, from 2008 to 2014.

Phil has a B.S. degree from Hampden-Sydney College with a major in biology.

Ms. Li Ng

Ms. Li Ng

Director of Finance, Amsino International


Li joined Amsino in September 2012 as Controller, and later assumed the responsibility of Director of Finance in April 2015. Li oversees financial reporting, tax and accounting functions, and deploys various finance tools to support Amsino to build its goals and strategies.

Before joining Amsino, Li has held the position of Assistant Controller with Krystal Infinity, LLC for two years, where she was responsible for manufacturing accounting, financial reporting and budgeting. Li has also spent six years with IPMobileMet, where she oversaw financial reporting, budget/special projects and information technology. Li also served as Controller for three years in a technology start-up company, and four years in a computer manufacturing company.

Li received her Bachelor degree in Finance from University of Arkansas. She then completed her Master of Business Administration degree at Missouri State University.

Ms. Jessica Hedquist

Ms. Jessica Hedquist

Global Marketing Director, Amsino International


Jessica joined Amsino in December 2014 as a Senior Marketing Manager of RECEPTAL® Waste Fluid Management Systems. Promoted in April 2016 to Director of Marketing, expanding her global marketing leadership role and responsibility. In 2018 Jessica's role broadened further to Global Marketing Director.

Prior to joining Amsino, Jessica spent nine years with Smiths Medical, where she held positions within the commercial organization including Sales Account Manager, Marketing Manager and was elected to the President’s Council. She started her career in medical device with Johnson & Johnson, where she spent seven years in a variety of sales leadership roles including: Account Manager, Sales Trainer and National Account Manager.

Jessica is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with an undergraduate major in psychology.

Mr. Michael Sweeney

Mr. Michael Sweeney

Vice President of Global Sales, Amsino International


Michael joined Amsino in January 2016 as Vice President of Global Sales. Michael and his team of international sales manager have responsibility for all product categories, OEM and business development outside of the United States and Greater China.

Prior to joining Amsino, Michael spent 15 years with ICU Medical Inc., where he held various leadership roles including Canadian National Sales Manager, Director of Marketing Asia Pacific, International Sales and Marketing Middle East, Africa and S. E. Asia as well as Manager for Global OEM Business development. Michael began his career with Glaxo Canada and Abbott Laboratories Hospital Product Division.

Michael has an undergraduate degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario Canada as well as a Post Graduate in Business Administration from the University of Leicester School of Business in Leicester, United Kingdom.