AKRON (Dec. 10, 2008)-Smithers Group has promoted Jeanette Preston to vice president of its Smithers Quality Assessments business. She replaces John Sedlak, who is retiring.
Preston will manage all aspects of SQA operations. She joined Smithers in 2007, having 20 years of quality systems management and auditing experience. She has held management positions at third-part quality systems certification bodies AMI and AGA Quality.
Sedlak retires after having led SQA since its inception in 1993. "John exemplifies the qualities that have made Smithers a success: honesty, integrity and an unwavering commitment to the quality discipline," said Michael Hochschwender, Smithers Group president and CEO.