AKRON—Jay H. Lutz has joined Smithers Scientific Services Inc. as vice president and chief operating officer.
Lutz replaces Raymond B. Farmer, who left the company. He will oversee all aspects of the firm´s independent testing, research and consulting services. He has more than 30 years of experience in operations management.
Most recently, Lutz was director of research and development at Raybestos Products Co. Before that, he was vice president of operations and general manager of a Kett Engineering unit.
He also has held management positions with Kelsey Hayes and Allied Signal.