Shropshire - Smithers Rapra, the polymer testing, research and consulting company has promoted sales and technology director Michael Day to managing director, the company announced 4 August.
Day's duties in his new role will include assuming the day-to-day running of Smithers Rapra's operations and to lead the testing, analysis, consultancy, processing and research activities of the company.
Before joining Rapra Day held general and senior management positions with Forensic Science Service Ltd, Qinetiq Ltd, Thames Water and the Anglian Water Group. Day's predecessor, Jim Dowey, is to become president of the newly consolidated Smithers Scientific Services, Smithers Rapra and iSmithers.
Rapra said, "the two appointments are part of a series of recent organisational changes that have been implemented to better focus the The Smithers Group on its external markets and strategic growth."
"I am thrilled to be leading Smithers Rapra at this exciting time for the organisation. We have a well-established reputation in bringing specialised polymer research, consulting, testing and technology services to our key industry sectors, but there is still tremendous opportunity for growth," said Day in the Smithers Rapra statement.