Smithers Rapra's new VP North American operations
Smithers Rapra has appointed Rikki Lamba as vice president of North American operations. Prior to Smithers, Dr. Lamba worked for Excel Polymers LLC, a global supplier of custom elastomeric solutions with operations in the US, Mexico, the UK and China. Prior to Excel he was vice president of technology at Columbian Chemicals.
“I am confident that with Rikki’s leadership, we will successfully achieve our goals in 2011 and beyond,” said James L. Dowey, president of Smithers Rapra. He brings to Smithers varied experiences, including the development of strategic alliances, strategic planning and technical expertise.
He holds a PhD in polymer science from The University of Akron, Associateship from the London School of Polymer Technology and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Bombay in Bombay, India. He resides in Solon, Ohio, with his wife and two sons.