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Leadership Team

Paul DeMand ( Chief Executive Officer )

Paul joined PSM International in 2011 as CEO after most recently serving as Group President for Kennametal where he was responsible for a $1.2 billion global business with 10,000 employees located in over 40 countries. Mr. DeMand has led global automotive, tech and industrial businesses while physically based in Asia, Europe and North America. Paul holds degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering from Kettering University, an MBA and has completed various executive management programs in quality and international business.

Andrew Chan ( Chief Financial Officer, Group )

Andrew graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong (1982) with a bachelor degree in Business Administration. He also obtained a diploma in Advanced Accounting (1992) from University of Hong Kong. Andrew joined PSM Group in October, 2008 as CFO. Prior to joining PSM, Andrew held senior finance positions in Johnson Electric, Belgacom, UTC, Bush Boake Allen, Sony and Sealand Services. Andrew began his career as audit staff in KPMG.

Paul Martin ( Global Technical Director )

Paul joined PSM in 1983 as a draughtsman with responsibility for product design, manufacturing machine tooling layouts and cam and tool design. He moved into the applications engineering department in 1990, progressing to his current position of Global Technical Director. During this time Paul has gained a wealth of fastener and applications knowledge and expertise, resulting in the design and developed a number of PSM "patented products". Paul started his career as a technical engineering apprentice at Rubery Owen before moving to GKN Special Products as a draughtsman, both major UK tier one automotive manufacturers.

Karen Mok ( Global Human Resources Director )

Karen Mok joined PSM in 2012 as Director, Global Human Resources. She started her career in Canada and worked for Manchester Plastics, a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier. Since relocating to Hong Kong in 1996, she worked for Underwriters' Laboratories as a management system Assessor. She subsequently joined TMP eResourcing as a Recruitment Consultant, then moving to in-house Human Resources leadership positions at Johnson Electric and Newell Rubbermaid prior to joining PSM. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Jeff Lachine ( Business Development Director )

Jeff started with PSM in 2011 as Application Engineering Manager, focused on high technology customers. He successfully developed new mobile phone business and pioneered the solar market for the company globally with significant results. He is currently the Business Development Director. Jeff has an extensive technical sales background working with electronic and electromechanical components. He has field sales and application engineering experience with industry leaders, including 17 years with Tyco Electronics and 5 years with CTS Electronics. Jeff holds a BA in Psychology and an AA in Welding Technology.

Philip Lawrence ( Managing Director, Europe)

Philip Lawrence joined PSM International in 2017 as Managing Director, Europe. He has extensive international P&L senior management experience across automotive, industrial, electronics, consumer and servicing industries in multinational corporations such as Ford Motor Company, Solvay Automotive and TT Electronics. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Cardiff University an MBA from Swansea University and an MSc in Leadership & Management from The University of South Wales.

Robin Chen ( Managing Director, Asia)

Robin Chen joined PSM International in 2017 as Managing Director, Asia. He has more than 20 years work experience spanning Asia, Europe and North America and has held leadership positions in Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and General Management; including Nortel Networks, Johnson Electric, Suntech Power and Computime Group. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University as well as an MBA from Henley Management College in the United Kingdom.