AKRON (July 28, 2008) — Smithers Group Inc. has promoted Jim Dowey, Jay Lutz, Mi-chael Day and Carole Lee to the leadership team of the recently combined Smithers Scientific Services Inc. and Smithers Rapra Technology Ltd.
Dowey has been named president of the new business unit. He joined Smithers in May 2007 as vice president and managing director of Smithers Rapra. Previously, he served as director of tire uniformity machinery at Kobelco Stewart Bolling Inc. in Hudson, Ohio.
Lutz will act as vice president and chief operating officer of the company, following his two years of leading Smithers Scientific Services. He has more than 30 years' experience in the automotive industry.
Day has been promoted to managing director, bringing with him experience as director of sales and technical consultancy for Smithers Rapra. He will lead all testing, consultancy and processing activities in his new role.
Lee, who served as director of Smithers Rapra Information Products Group since 2000, is managing director of the new unit. She has been with Smithers for about 30 years.