Smithers Appoints Dr. Sharon Swales as Managing Director of Its Harrogate Environmental Risk Sciences Lab
Smithers, a testing, consulting, information, and compliance services provider, has promoted Dr. Sharon Swales as Managing Director of its Harrogate Environmental Risk Sciences laboratory. In this role, Dr. Swales will be responsible for the operational, commercial, and scientific leadership of the laboratory. Dr. Swales has 25 years of industry experience. She began her career at Covance Laboratories where she held multiple positions of increasing seniority, including Manager of Environmental Scientific Operations. During her time at Smithers, she has served as Director of Environmental Fate and Metabolism, and Deputy Managing Director. Dr. Swales received her PhD and MSc in Food Science from University of Leeds and BSc Hons in Biochemistry from University of Hull. She is a member of SETAC Europe and ACS. In a press release, Susan Shepherd, President, Smithers Environmental Risk Sciences Division, stated, “With deep industry expertise and outstanding leadership skills, Dr. Swales will continue to make valuable impacts on operations that benefit our global client base and our staff that serve them. She brings the experience and understanding of the agrochemical, pharmaceutical and chemical industry environmental testing sectors needed for continued growth of the business.” Smithers is committed to delivering accurate data, on time with high touch and continues to invest in talent, technology, and quality assurance to better serve its clients and grow its market share in the life sciences industries, which include pharmaceutical, medical device, and environmental sciences.