Smithers Announces New Business Development Manager for Medical Device Testing

Smithers Announces New Business Development Manager for Medical Device Testing

Published: 1/22/2024

(Shawbury, UK) – January 23, 2024 - Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, announced the appointment of Mike Bachmann to the Business Development Manager role for Smithers Medical Device Testing Division.

As the Business Development Manager, Bachmann will direct and support business development efforts for Smithers medical device and pharmaceutical testing laboratories in Akron, Ohio, USA and Shawbury, United Kingdom. These laboratories provide expert chemical analysis and physical and functional testing services for medical products including injectable devices like combination products, as well as single use technologies (SUTS) and parenterals.

Mike Bachmann will serve clients in the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, and Austria, drawing on his over 20-years of experience in business development. 
“Mike Bachman brings a client focused approach that is very important as we work to grow our business in Europe,” states Gael Peron, President, Smithers Medical Device Testing Division. “As the Business Development Manager, we are confident that he will help ensure that our clients receive accurate data, on time, with high touch as the Medical Device Testing Division grows and expands into new markets.”

Prior to joining Smithers, Bachmann spent over a decade working for STERIS, formerly Anecto Test Services. He studied Business Administration at the University of Tübingen and the University of Bayreuth.

Smithers Medical Device Testing can assist throughout your medical device product development cycle, with medical device testing from concept, material selection, design for manufacture, manufacture, packaging (primary and secondary) through to the distribution testing for supply chain validation. Smithers has dedicated facilities for physical and functional testing and analytical services in Shawbury, U.K. and Akron, Ohio, United States.

To learn more about Smithers and the company’s ongoing journey in the biomedical market, please visit 


About Smithers:
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, cannabis, 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.

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