Lori Knous

As the General Manager of Smithers Akron-based materials testing laboratories, Lori manages the operations, including both analytical and physical properties testing of primarily rubber, plastic, and composite materials. She oversees a team of experienced testing engineers, chemists, and technicians to deliver excellent customer service and ensure that all quality systems and processes continue to meet industry and client standards.

Lori is also leading the efforts to evaluate new testing techniques and instrumentation with the goal of expanding the lab’s testing capabilities to meet the changing needs of Smithers clients.

Lori Knous has sixteen years of experience in operations leadership and nearly 30 years of experience in materials and metallurgy. 

Qualifications and Accreditations

Lori holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical and materials engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Master of Science in metallurgical and material science from Case Western Reserve University.
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