As general manager, Paul is responsible for a new analytical services lab located in Akron to support extractables and leachables studies for the medical device, pharmaceutical and food industries. The lab also provides chemistry support to Smithers' existing analytical and physical testing laboratories.
Expertise: Analytical Services
Paul's specialty areas of expertise include mass spectrometry with a significant background in small molecule structure elucidation. He also has extensive experience in extractables and leachables and other areas of packaging testing such as container closure integrity.
Paul brings over 35 years of experience in chemistry and leadership in the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently he was a Research Fellow and Manager of Trace Organic Analysis for Intertek Pharmaceutical Services. He has also worked at West Pharmaceutical Services, Drugscan, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck.
Qualifications and Accreditations
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Old Dominion University and a Master of Science Degree in Analytical Organic Chemistry from Villanova University. He also served his country in the United States Army.