Award-winning journalist Andrew Schunk brings more than two decades of journalism experience in reporting, photography and editing to his position.
He previously served as editor of the Hudson Hub-Times and Twinsburg Bulletin newspapers, weekly publications in the Dix Communications and GateHouse News Media lineage.
When he’s not working for RPN, Andy enjoys running, memoir writing, reading, golfing and aviation history. He and his wife, Gina, a pilot herself, live in Cuyahoga Falls with their collie, Bailey.
AKRON—With the planned 2021 opening of a new, 1,200-sq.-ft. medical device functional testing laboratory in Northeast Ohio, Smithers will become one of the first independent testing and consulting firms to offer both analytical chemistry and functional medical device testing in both North America and Europe.
"Resistance is futile." The iconic line from Star Trek may have been delivered on the silver screen as the Borg sought dominance over the human race. But for Richard Spontak, distinguished professor at N.C. State University and leader of the materials and morphology group there, two highly specialized elastomer solutions on which he and his team are working may prove to be the dominant approaches to life-threatening pathogens—including the novel coronavirus.