WAREHAM, MA, USA -- November 3, 2016
Smithers Viscient, a global contract research organization (CRO), announced that it is appointing Dr. Peter Stchur to the role of North American Chemistry Director. Dr. Stchur comes to Smithers Viscient after spending 13 years with DuPont split between DuPont Chemical Solutions and DuPont Crop Protection. He replaces Dr. Paul Reibach who will now serve as Smithers Viscient Chemistry Technical Director.
“Dr. Stchur brings a wealth of experience leading scientific teams in the crop protection industry to Smithers Viscient,” said Susan Shepherd, President, Smithers Viscient. “His proven track records as a scientist and a manager will build on the positive momentum that Dr. Reibach created in our Chemistry division and provide a new foundation for success.”
Most recently, Stchur served as Manager, Environmental & Biological Sciences for DuPont Crop Protection where he also served on the company’s research and development integration team. Stchur received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Wilkes University and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Reibach, in his role as Chemistry Technical Director, will oversee the execution of large and complex programs, service line startups and special projects. Additionally, he will provide guidance for the departmental directors representing each of Smithers Viscient’s service divisions, while focusing on chemistry, environmental fate and metabolism. Dr. Reibach received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from Texas A&M University.
“Dr. Reibach is a great asset to our organization. His passion for science and gifts for teaching and mentoring make him an ideal fit as our Chemistry Technical Director,” said Shepherd. “Paul’s technical knowledge and deep expertise are highly regarded in our industry and I have no doubt that he will succeed as he broadens his role in support of our continued growth.”
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About Smithers Viscient
Smithers Viscient is a global contract research organization (CRO). The company delivers a comprehensive range of ecotoxicology, environmental fate, metabolism, chemistry, and toxicology services, for the pharmaceutical, crop protection, chemical, and consumer household product industries. Pollinator testing capabilities include laboratory-based studies, semi-field, and field exposures. With laboratories located in North America and Europe, Smithers Viscient, has performed standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies for over 45 years. For more information about Smithers Viscient’s environmental regulatory testing solutions, visit www.smithersviscient.com.