(Wareham, Massachusetts, United States) – Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, announces the appointment of Dr. Melvin Blaze to Director of Environmental Fate and Metabolism, North America, for the Environmental Risk Sciences Division.
As Director, Melvin will oversee the regulatory studies conducted by the North American Environmental Fate
and Plant and Animal Metabolism
team. Melvin has over 20 years of industry and research experience, previously serving in roles as Principal Scientist at Waters Corporation and PepsiCo Global R&D, and in advanced research positions at ADVINUS Therapeutics and Aurigene Discovery Technologies.
“With decades of experience in research, study direction, departmental management, and scientific and regulatory consultation, Melvin has technical expertise and project management skills that support the Smithers strategic commitment to deliver accurate data, on time, with high touch
,” said Jim Klippel, Vice President
, Smithers Environmental Risk Sciences Division. “His depth of knowledge in using advanced instrumentation in GLP laboratory
environments will only further enhance the expertise our clients can expect from the Smithers team.”
Melvin earned his BS in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and his MS in Analytical Chemistry from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India. He obtained his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from University of Illinois at Chicago. He has published numerous articles in industry trade journals.
Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Smithers is a multinational provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. With laboratories and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, Smithers supports customers in the transportation, life science, packaging, materials, components, consumer, dry commodities, and energy industries. Smithers delivers accurate data, on time, with high touch, by integrating science, technology, and business expertise, so customers can innovate with confidence.