Smithers hires Chad Atzemis as new senior consultant

Akron, OH – Smithers announces that Chad Atzemis has been hired as a Senior Consultant.
As part of Smithers’ rubber technical consulting team based in Akron, Ohio, Atzemis will lead efforts to expand Smithers’ technical consulting offerings into additional markets and enhance the team’s capabilities.
Before joining the team at Smithers, Atzemis was Chief Operating Officer at Lianda Corporation. Prior to his time at Lianda, Atzemis spent over seventeen years in leadership roles focused on technical services and business development in the rubber, plastic, and color additives businesses.
“Chad has an incredibly impressive track record of turning strategic product and process improvements in business results,” said Josh Guilliams, Vice President of Consultancy, Smithers Materials Science and Engineering Division. “His innovative thinking will be a tremendous asset to any client who comes to us in search of new insights and technical guidance.”
Atzemis earned his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from John Carroll University and his Master of Science in chemical entrepreneurship from Case Western Reserve University. Chad is also on the board of the Ohio Rubber Group and holds a Six-Sigma Green Belt.
The technical consulting team at Smithers provides guidance on everything from raw materials analysis and product engineering to laboratory testing and field performance. Smithers consultants partner with a global network of robust, internal testing laboratories to supply in-depth data that supports technical investigations. With years of practical industry experience, the team has the background, flexibility, and expertise to support technical problem-solving needs worldwide.