Smithers Viscient, a global contract research organization (CRO), has announced the appointment of Dr. Steve Dean to the position of Managing Director.
Dean joins Smithers as a highly experienced business and science leader with over 25 years spent within contract research organizations (CROs) including WIL Research, Harlan Laboratories and others. His strengths lie in strategic planning, operational management and people leadership.
“Steve is highly respected in the industry,” said Susan Shepherd, President, Smithers Viscient. “We are very excited to have him join our team as we continue to strengthen and grow our business here in Harrogate in support of our clients in Europe and around the world.”
An experienced business leader, Dean will assume operational responsibility for the Smithers Viscient European site in Harrogate, UK. His experiences encompass diverse organizations, nationalities and cultures which will meet the needs of both our clients and business extremely well.
Dean, who holds a PhD in Oncology and a BSc in Genetics and Cell Biology, has published more than 30 papers on a variety of subjects, He has relocated to Harrogate to take up this post.