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Dean Tener

AKRON (May 30, 2014) — Smithers Rapra has named Dean Tener technical manager of Smithers Group’s Ravenna, Ohio, Tire Testing Lab operations.

Previously, Mr. Tener was senior test engineer for General Motors Co.’s Tire/Wheel Systems.  

“With more than 30 years in the research, design and testing sectors of the automotive industry, we look forward to Dean’s expertise and leadership in providing our customers with product development assistance, testing and analysis,” said Jesse Roeck, vice president and general manager of Smithers Rapra.

Mr. Tener will focus on Force and Moment (F&M) testing and Plysteer Residual Aligning Torque (PRAT) services, according to Smithers. Prior to his stint with GM, he was the senior engineer for Honda R&D Americas, Smithers Rapra said, where he led the CAE simulation for predicting vehicle steering, handling, ride and low-frequency vibrations.

He also has worked as the technical manager for Bridgestone/Firestone’s vehicle systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Akron.

Smithers Rapra’s Ravenna tire testing facility is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and provides a wide range of durability and endurance testing as well as performance testing for tires and wheels, the company said.

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