AKRON—Smithers Scientific Services Inc. named Raymond B. Farmer vice president and chief operating officer and Douglas C. Domeck vice president and chief technology officer.
Farmer will be responsible for day-to-day operations, including the firm´s testing facilities. He joined Smithers in 1995 as manager of its Ravenna, Ohio, laboratories and held various posts including managing director of the firm´s tire and automotive testing activities and most recently vice president of operations.
Prior to joining Smithers, Farmer worked as general manager of Mickey Thompson Tires and commercial manager of Alcoa Inc.´s automotive products unit.
In the newly created position, Domeck will oversee new business development and advanced technological enhancement. He joined Smithers in 1976 as a project engineer at its tire and automotive testing division, later holding positions including president and chief operating officer. During a recent 18-month transitional period, Domeck served as interim vice president and chief operating officer.