Smithers Rapra Names Rich Salzstein Ph.D. Business Development Manager for Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Industries

Richard Salzstein, PhD, has been named Business Development Manager for the medical device and pharmaceutical markets. Previously, Dr. Salzstein held medical device product development and marketing roles with Avantor Performance Materials and Hercules Inc.

“Rich’s expertise and leadership in developing medical devices and creating product marketing strategies in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries are a significant benefit to Smithers Rapra and our customers,” said Jesse Roeck, Vice President and General Manager of Smithers Rapra. “Rich will lead Smithers Rapra’s efforts to provide clients with a complete range of tests and services to support the expanding use of polymers in medical and drug delivery devices.”

Dr. Salzstein will focus on developing client solutions in extractables and leachables testing for the medical and pharmaceutical markets, medical device package testing, and food contact testing. He obtained his PhD in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.