Smithers Viscient, a global CRO, has announced the appointment of Dr. Steve Dean to the position of Managing Director.

Steve joins Smithers as a highly experienced business and science leader with over 25 years spent within contract research organisations (CROs) including WIL Research, Harlan Laboratories and others. His strengths lie in strategic planning, operational management and people leadership. An experienced business leader, Steve will assume operational responsibility for the Smithers Viscient European site in Harrogate, UK. His experiences encompass diverse organisations, nationalities and cultures, and he has published more than 30 papers on a variety of subjects.