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Company Overview of The Smithers Group, Inc.

Company Overview

The Smithers Group, Inc. provides technology-based testing, consulting, information, and compliance services to market sectors in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. It offers environmental testing and regulatory services, such as ecotoxicology, avian toxicology, environmental fate, metabolism, residue, analytical and product chemistry, consulting, and endocrine testing for crop protection, pharmaceutical, industrial chemical, and consumer household industries; and quality and environmental management systems certification services, such as ISP 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, AS 9100, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 13485, and related standards to large, medium, and small clients in sev...

121 South Main Street

Suite 300

Akron, OH 44308

United States

Founded in 1925





Key Executives for The Smithers Group, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 56
President of Smithers Scientific Services
President of Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira
Vice President of North American Operations
Director of Sales for The Smithers Rapra & Smithers Pira North America Business Groups
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

The Smithers Group, Inc. Key Developments

The Smithers Group Appoints Nathaniel Leonard as President for Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira

The Smithers Group announced the appointment of Nathaniel “Nat” Leonard as President for Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira. Leonard will report to Smithers Group President and CEO, Michael Hochschwender.

The Smithers Group Appoints Ed Cordiano as Director of Sales for the Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira North America Business Groups

The Smithers Group announced that Ed Cordiano has been named Director of Sales for the Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira North America business groups. He comes to Smithers from Linde Gas. In his new role, Cordiano reports directly to Vice President, Nat Leonard.

Smithers Expands Capabilites at Suzhou Laboratory

Smithers announced a series of expanded capabilities at its Smithers Rapra Suzhou, China testing laboratory during a recent client event. The following new testing capabilities have been added to the Smithers Rapra Suzhou laboratory: Longterm oven aging and endurance tire testing; Radial and cornering fatigue testing of Passenger Car Radial (PCR) wheels; Rolling resistance of Truck & Bus Radial (TBR) tires; Radial and cornering fatigue testing of Truck & Bus Radial (TBR) wheels. With these capabilities, Smithers Rapra is able to support the rolling resistance requirements of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) Regulation No. 117 as well as the ISO 28580 specification that is commonly used for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay verification. Both standards are critical to supporting the sale of tires to the U.S. and European markets by Chinese tire manufacturers. In addition to Smithers Rapra's testing capabilities, the client event showcased Smithers Quality Assessments' key management systems support services. Another company within the Smithers Group, Smithers Quality Assessments assists clients with supply chain management, internal quality system audits, process improvement as well as quality and environmental management systems training.

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