Smithers Rapra reorganizes

Information business will be moved under a new group called iSmithers, headed by Carole Lee.

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Smithers Rapra Technology (Shropshire, U.K.), a polymer testing, research and consulting company, announced on Sept. 1 that it has reorganized its U.K. business into two operating companies by separating out its information business into a new entity – iSmithers.

The move follows continued expansion of the U.S.-based parent company, The Smithers Group, and will allow the company to align its information business with its growing global client base, as well as  pursue growth in new market sectors for its publications, conferences, training courses and electronic information.

Former director of information products, Carole Lee, is promoted to managing director and heads up the new global information company with immediate effect.