Ed Cordiano Named Director of Sales, Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira North America

Ed Cordiano, Director of Sales Smithers Rapra Smithers PiraThe Smithers Group announced today that Ed Cordiano has been named Director of Sales for the Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira North America business groups. He comes to Smithers from Linde Gas, a multinational industrial gases and engineering company.

In his new role, Cordiano reports directly to Vice President, Nat Leonard. “Ed will develop and deploy sales processes and tools across a variety of industries to expose Smithers testing capabilities to new and current clients,” said Leonard. "His expertise managing commercial teams in complex, multi-level and technically demanding markets will benefit Smithers and our customers.”

Smithers, a global testing, consulting and information services, business, supports clients as they develop and manufacture highly engineered products, chemicals and compounds. Smithers Rapra is recognized worldwide as a leader in rubber and polymer testing services, while Smithers Pira brings a wide variety of expertise to the packaging supply chain by providing both package testing and consulting services.

Cordiano brings an extensive background in sales and engineering and earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

About The Smithers Group

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, The Smithers Group includes Smithers Apex, Smithers Avanza, Smithers Pira, Smithers Quality Assessments, Smithers Rapra, and Smithers Visicient. Each Smithers Group company provides technology-based services focused on a defined market. As a group the diversity of market sectors and technologies provides stability and a platform for long term growth. By integrating science, technology and business expertise, Smithers goal is to add value throughout the life cycle of our clients’ products, by utilizing testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. All Smithers companies are known by their clients as Trusted Providers of Innovative Solutions. For more information got to: www.smithers.com

You can reach the Smithers North America office at:

Telephone: 330-762-7441