Jeff Marek manages daily laboratory operations at the Smithers physical testing
laboratory in Akron, Ohio. He has significant experience performing standard laboratory tests for rubber and polymer
materials and designing custom testing protocols to solve specific issues for clients in all industries. Since joining the Smithers rubber testing laboratory in 2010, Jeff has increased laboratory efficiency by harnessing the individual strengths of his team and building systems that ensure constant improvement.
Expertise: Physical/Mechanical Testing of Rubber and Polymers
Prior to joining the Smithers rubber testing team in 2010, Jeff worked as an area manager, a development engineer, and a materials and compounding technician for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He has a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in mechanical engineering technology from the University of Akron.