AKRON—Smithers Information is creating two new regionally focused operating divisions and, in turn, two new leadership roles, the Akron-based company said in a March 28 news release.
The new positions will support operating divisions for Europe and the Americas, according to SMI, a global provider of events, market research reports, publications and strategic technical consulting services.
Part of the Smithers Group, SMI made the moves to enhance its service and clients' access to the company's experts, the release said.
Ciaran Little, who will be based in Akron, will serve as director of operations for the new Americas division, where he will be responsible for conferences, market reports and consulting services for North America and South America.
Stephen Hill will be director of operations for the European division. Hill will work from the Leatherhead, England, office and will oversee all SMI business operations throughout Europe.
“We've got an experienced group with a proven track record for producing high quality market intelligence and industry leading events,” SMI Managing Director Rav Lally said in a statement. “The new leadership structure allows us to focus on working with our clients wherever they are in the world. This will help our team to better anticipate client needs and, ultimately, serve them more efficiently.”
Smithers provides technology-based services through six business units focused on a defined market. It consists of Smithers Apex, Smithers Avanza, Smithers Pira, Smithers Quality Assessments, Smithers Rapra and Smithers Visicient.