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AUGUST 1, 2022

AUGUST 1, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Andreas Brunner has been appointed PHT’s Head of Pharma Business Unit.

Andreas will be leading the Pharma business unit responsible for all commercial, R&D and manufacturing operations. Over the past year, Andreas has been instrumental in the success of several PHT new business projects, including a critical, high-profile pharma initiative.

With over 25 years in the industry, he brings to the role a breadth of experience in the areas of R&D, technical operations, quality control, quality assurance and compliance as well as project evaluation, business and portfolio management. He has a proven record of accomplishments in project and investment management and leadership over intercultural and multidisciplinary teams.

January 18, 2022

PHT International, Inc. is proud to announce and welcome Dr. Jacques Brom as the Company’s newest PHT Board Advisor member. Board members will collaborate with PHT’s executive team to develop strategic plans, execute growth and acquisition strategies, and serve as a sounding board for the management team.

Press Release Board Of Advisor Jacques Brom

January 3, 2022

January 3, 2022

PHT International, Inc. is proud to announce and welcome Dr. Andreas Winterfeldt as the new Chief Executive Officer of PHT International, Inc.

Dr. Winterfeldt has over 30 years’ experience in executive leadership, strategic development & restructuring, and global operations & business. In his career he has held global leadership positions in R&D, international operations- & business management in the life science & specialty chemicals industry. Dr. Winterfeldt has a strong proven track record in highly diversified, innovative, international, and multicultural companies.

Dr. Winterfeldt will be responsible for overseeing PHT International’s entire operations, including all global subsidiaries.

“Dr. Winterfeldt is a global and seasoned strategic leader having lived and worked in the USA, China and across Europe. He has an extensive and proven track record in Allied Signal/Honeywell, J.M.Huber Corp., Boehringer Ingelheim, and most recently Lianhe Tech where he served as CEO.

PHT has established a great name in the industry we serve for almost three decades. I am very excited to welcome Dr. Winterfeldt to join PHT. He will be located in our US-corporate office in Charlotte, NC. I am confident Dr. Winterfeldt’s deep understanding of the pharma and specialty chemicals industry, and his strong leadership will accelerate PHT’s sustainable growth and create value to our partners.” – Lihong Yu, President & CEO, PHT International, Inc.

November 1, 2021

November 1, 2021

PHT International, Inc. is proud to announce and welcome Dr. Uwe Steffan as the General Manger of Zhejiang PHT Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Dr. Uwe Steffan has a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry.

His career experience expands from a scientist at DSM Research (The Netherlands) to Deputy General Manager at Pen Tsao Chemical & Pharmaceutical (Shanghai, China). His knowledge includes research and development, contract research & manufacturing, patent evaluations, and process development of APIs, and fluorinated fine chemicals. He was instrumental in introducing design of experiments, implementing server-based QC infrastructure, and data integrity, and managed wastewater and waste gas treatment while at Pen Tsao Chemical and Pharmaceutical. He has a proven record with managing multinational teams.

Dr. Steffan will be responsible for overseeing the entire Zhejiang PHT Pharmaceutical facility and directly engaging our clients and staff.

“Dr. Steffan is a proven experienced operational leader in technology with a good understanding of Pharmaceutical CDMO manufacturing, his multi-languages, multi-culture diversity, experience in China pharma manufacturing and strong knowledge in industrial organic chemistry are essential as our Zhejiang PHT Pharma continues to grow. I am excited to welcome him to bring our factory and team to next level of success.” – Lihong Yu, President & CEO, PHT International, Inc.

September 27, 2021

July 7, 2021

July 7, 2021

We are pleased to announce the following addition to our Board of Advisors. .

Dr. Andreas Winterfeldt joined our Board of Advisors on June 7, 2021. Dr. Winterfeldt was President & CEO, Board Member at Lianhe Chemical Technology Co., Ltd., a China-headquartered international chemical company, serving as a leading CDMO the innovators in the life science industry with research and development and manufacturing services and solutions.

Dr. Winterfeldt brings many accomplishments with highly diversified, international, and multicultural companies, with over 30 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic development & restructuring, global operations & business he will help to drive PHT to the next level in the CDMO market.

Dr. Winterfeldt has a chemistry diploma degree and doctorate in Organic Chemistry both from University of Bielefeld/Germany.

MAY 3, 2021


We are pleased to announce the following addition to PHT International, Inc.

Dr. Andreas Brunner will be joining PHT International, Inc as Project Management officer. Dr. Brunner has a PhD in Organic Chemistry.

His career experience expands at Lonza from head of the biopharma QC team at Visp, former head of the pharma development services at Visp and Nansha (China) and former member of the Lonza QA management team Visp as well as of a custom manufacturing business team. He also has knowledge in the areas of R&D, operations, management of people, quality control, quality assurance and compliance as well as project evaluation and project portfolio management. He has a proven record of accomplishment in project and investment management, also forming and leading of intercultural and multidisciplinary teams.

Dr. Brunners deep knowledge of and experience in the Pharmaceutical sector will make him an ideal match for his new position at PHT Pharma business.

Dr. Brunner native language is German, he is fluent in English, and French. Andreas' will be based out of Switzerland.

FEBRUARY 15, 2021

PHT International is very excited to announce the acquisition of Basilea Pharmaceutica China (BPC), an innovative R&D environment, the company builds on it’s highly qualified, well-trained and experienced professionals as well as a state-of-the-art scientific and technical infrastructure.

Press Release PHT Purchases BPC

NOVEMBER 6, 2020

PHT International, Inc. is proud to announce and welcome Matt Hills, Michael Kosko, Lance Miyamoto, and Michael Staff as the Company’s newest PHT Board Advisor members. Board members will collaborate with PHT’s executive team to develop strategic plans, execute growth and acquisition strategies, and serve as a sounding board for the management team.

Press Release Board Of Advisor Members

APRIL 6,2020

PHT International is incredibly excited to announce a recent addition to our leadership team – Francis Luo. As General Manager of Sancus Arc Biochem, Francis Luo will leverage Sancus Arc’s capabilities and expertise to enhance our offerings in the pharmaceutical custom manufacturing industry.

Press Release Francis Luo

MARCH 26, 2020

PHT International, Inc. is proudly celebrating its 27th anniversary of providing custom and specialty chemicals in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial industries. Our commitment to providing excellent service and products has enabled us to forge strong relationships with our loyal customers and partners. Even though we are physically apart at this time, we are all together in celebration of this success.

JANUARY 8, 2020


PHT International is featured in Insights Success magazine as one of the Top 10 Chemical Companies to Watch in 2020.

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OCTOBER 4, 2019

PHT International, Inc. ranks 3rd in Charlotte's Largest Minority-Owned Companies list by the Charlotte Business Journal.

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JUNE 12, 2019

JUNE 12, 2019

From humble beginnings and $5,000, President and Founder of PHT, Li Hong Yu made her mark in the Charlotte community 26 years ago.

PHT delivers solutions to heal, nourish, and protect the world through chemical innovation and reliable, trusted supply chain management. It is all in our name, PHT International – People. Honesty. Trust. These are the pillars of a successful business, one that added to the international tapestry of Charlotte.

Join us in congratulating Li Hong and PHT International for being recognized as a Leader in International Commerce, awarded by the Charlotte World Trade Association. This honor is bestowed upon individuals who make a difference in promoting international commerce in the Carolinas.

April 19-20, 2019

April 19-20, 2019

Thank you to Sancus Arc for arranging and hosting a two-day training and team building event for the PHT China and Sancus Arc teams.

FEBRUARY 5, 2019

PHT Inernational's, President and Owner, Lihong Yu spent the Chinese New Year holiday with her team. PHT stands for People, Honesty, Trust with People always coming first. Since the Sancus Arc manufacturing site workers had to work on the Chinese New Year Holiday in order to make sure an order was delivered on time with high quality, Lihong decided to cook lunch for all of the employees as a token of appreciation.

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

PHT President, Lihong Yu, attended the White House Ecomonic Summit on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

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2018 is an extra special year for PHT, it is the 25th anniversary of our business.

In honor of PHT's 25th year anniversary, we had two celebrations, one in China and one in the USA. Our employees, customers, vendors, and friends all came together to enjoy this incredible milestone for PHT.

"A company’s connection and culture of connectivity is what truly makes it great. Employees – the people, are great because they bond. They are great because they carry forward that culture of connectivity to their customers, who in turn, connect better at their own organizations with reliable information. The company’s reputation for service and reliability is great because of the connections made in industry – connecting with suppliers and service providers. I distinctly recall a miraculous movement of cargo during a Chinese holiday – when, as we all know, everything halts - the cargo moved and delivered. It was critical to our customer and we made it happen. This was possible because of the connection." - Linda Arntzen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

AUGUST 1, 2018

This summer, our President, Lihong Yu had the wonderful opportunity to do a six week internship at our manufacturing facility, Sancus Arc Biochem, located in Shangyu City, Zhejiang Province. During this time, Lihong removed her president’s hat and joined the employees in their everyday work activities. Lihong spent time in every department to fully understand the daily operations, obstacles, and accomplishments of each function and person. At PHT, the “People” aspect is behind everything we do and in fully immersing herself at the plant, Lihong was able to add to this pillar.


MARCH 9, 2018


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AUGUST 25, 2017

PHT is pleased to announce that our Green Chemistry collaborative partner, Dr. Bruce Lipshutz, and his colleague, Dr. Sachin Handa in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Louisville, have been selected by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable (ACS GCI PRT) to receive the ACS GCI PRT Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry and Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Dr. Lipshutz and Dr. Handa were selected based on their innovative work in the development of newly engineered catalysts for sustainable surfactant chemistry in water.

The Peter J. Dunn award was established “to recognize outstanding industrial implementation of novel green chemistry and/or engineering in the pharmaceutical industry that demonstrate compelling environmental safety, cost, and/or efficiency improvements over current technologies.” Dr. Lipshutz and Dr. Handa’s work has clearly and powerfully demonstrated the use of nanomicelles and nanocatalysis to successfully carry out reactions of great relevance to the pharmaceutical industry. The use of water-based systems was coupled with a substantial reduction in the use of platinum group metals and results in significant sustainability advantages for the industry.

JUNE 15, 2017

PHT is pleased to announce the results of our recent US FDA EIR inspection, conducted at our pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, Sancus Arc. We were inspected and are in compliance with all cGMP regulations.

Sancus ARC's previous US FDA EIR inspection was in September 2015, shortly after PHT took full ownership and management of the site - also, at that time, the facility was in compliance with cGMP regulations.

We are pleased to continue our great tradition of quality, consistency, and reliability - in the spirit of People, Honesty, and Trust.

PHT and Sancus Arc look forward to continuing to serve you.

People, Honesty, and Trust in action.

SPOTLIGHT ON: Operation Christmas Child

SPOTLIGHT ON: Operation Christmas Child

PHT had the privilege to volunteer to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. They ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.



During our Second Harvest Canned Food Drive, PHT was able to collectively donate 644lbs of food to help feed out hungry neighbors.

Spotlight on: Summer "Let's Help Others" Campaign

Spotlight on: Summer "Let's Help Others" Campaign

Continuing on our never ending effort to support our local community, on July 9th PHT USA launched Let's Help Others Summer campaign. Ending on August 31st, PHT was able to fill and donate 3 full book bags to Washington Elementary School in support of Operation Backpack. Also, in support of Catherine's House, PHT was able to collect & donate multiple items, such as: toiletries, laundry detergent, canned foods, cleaning supplies, etc.

Spotlight On: Loaves & Fishes

Spotlight On: Loaves & Fishes

The week of November2, 2017, PHT International hosted our 1st food drive. Everyone came together to collect canned goods and non-perishable items for a local food bank, Loaves & Fishes, that helps feed thousands of people throughout our community. As a way to end our food drive, PHT employees spent the afternoon in the Loaves & Fishes warehouse sorting donations and deliveries. PHT is committed to serving our community, together we can make a difference.

Spotlight On: Hurricane Harvey

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and surrounding states, PHT International, Inc. has donated $20,000 to the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to assist with disaster relief efforts in the region.

Spotlight On: Dream on 3

At PHT we don’t just talk about investing in people. We act. PHT has a vested interest in the communities in which we serve. Because of this, PHT started our Give Back program, and each year, we partner with community organizations that are making differences in people’s lives. We sponsor events, fundraise, or advocate on their behalf. It is our belief that when we support others, we create a stronger future for everyone.



Nineteen-year-old Cody likes to live life in the fast lane, so it came as no surprise that his dream was to have an immersive NASCAR experience. A teen living with down syndrome, and battling congestive heart failure and stage 2 kidney disease, Cody has had his share of struggles, so getting the chance to sponsor his dream was an opportunity PHT could not pass up.

Cody’s day included meeting his hero, Dale Earnhardt Jr., watching the legend race in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s AllStar Race, and getting a chance to ride around a racetrack himself! Throughout the day he also met another favorite local athlete, Carolina Panther Greg Olsen, and even country music superstar, Justin Moore. It was a wonderful celebration of Cody, and hopefully became a bright memory for years to come.

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Iziah & Passion

Iziah & Passion

Iziah had to overcome a life-altering situation much younger than most. After his mother passed away, he was left parentless and was taken in by his oldest sister and her husband. A teen with dreams of becoming an NBA player and struggling to find a sense of normalcy at one of the toughest stages of life, PHT was honored to help make his dream of meeting NBA-star Steph Curry come true.

Passion is a teenager full of life and energy. A basketball fanatic, Passion had been touted as the “Middle School Steph Curry” by his friends and classmates. Last September, Passion sustained a severe head injury while playing the game he loves. After surviving a stroke and five surgeries, Passion is now re-learning how to talk, walk, and get back to playing his favorite game. For his dream day, Passion wanted to see Steph Curry play, and PHT couldn’t imagine a more worthy recipient.

Passion and Iziah were taken to Atlanta, where they both had courtside seats to watch NBA all-star, Steph Curry, lead the Golden State Warriors to a 102-92 victory. Afterward both boys got to go behind the scenes to meet their hero and make once-in-a-lifetime memories.

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Spotlight On: Susan G. Komen

A leading nonprofit dedicated to eradicating breast cancer, PHT is proud to support this worthy organization as they strive for their most recent goal of reducing breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026.

Race for The Cure

Race for The Cure

Since 2014, PHT has been an active participant in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure foundation. Each year, PHT employees participate in the walk/run, and each has a target donation of $250. This year PHT was able to raise $2400.00 for this amazing cause.

Proud Sponsors of:

  • Special Olympics (2014-present)

  • Charlotte Firefighters Association Child Fire Safety Program (2014-present)

  • Charlotte Ballet (2015-present)

  • Charlotte “Shop with a Cop” event (2016)

  • Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure (2014-present)

  • Dream on 3 (2016-present)