Wu Yannan, Vice President

Mr. Wu Yannan earned his Master’s Degree in Physical Chemistry from Xiamen University Graduate School. He previously served in the Fujian Inspection And Research Institute for Product Quality as a Senior Engineer.


Joining HQTS in 1995 as a co-founder, Mr. Wu brings considerable experience in the management of quality control and technology. He has served as member of Fujian Quality Management Senior technical title evaluation committee and member of China Import & Export Inspection Qualification Examination Expert Technical Committee. He also served as Quality Management Consultant for numerous public companies.


Mr. Wu enjoys reading and following up the trend to research development of testing technology, expanding his considerable understanding of Information Technology practices and developments.

Dale Widner, Director Global Marketing

Dale has been with HQTS for nearly six years and has held numerous positions. He brings 30 years of progressive management experience in a broad spectrum of industries with a special focus on strategic planning, sales and marketing development, international business, and corporate development.


Earning his degree in electrical engineering from the CIT, Dale has worked in Asia import/export related businesses for cumulative period of over 25 years. In addition, he and his wife lived in China for more than three years, and enjoyed learning Mandarin as well as Chinese history and culture.  He also enjoys surfing, snowboarding, and horseback riding.

Julie Lai, Vice President

Julie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Fuzhou University and went on to earn her MBA from Tsinghua University. Upon graduation, she joined HQTS. She has also completed courses at Hong Kong University in such subjects as Offshore Finance, Human Resources Strategic Management, and Innovation Risk Management.


Julie is a forward thinker, and since joining HQTS Julie has played an important role in many global efforts including international partnerships, joint ventures, certification efforts, and expansion. Her special insight into western markets has played a key role in the overall growth and success of HQTS.


As Vice President of HQTS Group, Julie is responsible for the group’s marketing, sales, HR, corporate culture, global cooperation projects and customer relationship management teams. She enjoys reading, music and traveling.

Sam Li, Vice President & GM

Sam graduated from Nantong University in 1995 Bachelor’s Degree in Textile Engineering. He served in the Fujian Textile Research Institute for one year and joined HQTS in 1996. Sam also earned his MBA from Tsinghua University in 2006. As an integral part of HQTS growth, Sam’s passion has been finding ways to execute company strategy in innovative ways. 


He currently serves as the General Manager of Fuzhou Helmsman Quality & Technology Services Co., Ltd. where he is responsible for all company operations. He is also Vice president of HQTS Group with responsibility for finance, asset management for all companies in the group, and for the group’s overall strategic planning and development. 

Richard Fan, Founder & CEO

Richard graduated from the University of Shanghai for Science & Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumentation Engineering. In the quality control industry for more than 30 years, Richard has achieved industry certifications as a National Registered Senior Auditor, National Registered Auditor Training Instructor, and an Enterprise Management Consultant. Before founding HQTS, he was the Deputy Director of Fujian Inspection and Research Institute for Product Quality. He enjoys traveling and studying Chinese history.


Richard is a strategic thinker; correctly predicting the opening of the China market, as well as understanding the impact this would have on manufacturing and import related services. He saw the significant need that would arise for a professional and ethical quality control services company.


He has worked hard to gather an outstanding team of scientific, technical, and customer service centered people here at HQTS Group, and all our subsidiary companies. Richard strongly believes management should be a clear reflection of the values our company holds to, including delivering the highest standards in integrity and service.