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Dave Stone Joins Smithers as its New Senior Consultant

By CIOReview | Friday, December 4, 2020

Smithers names Dave Stone as its senior consultant to support its print and security testing.

FREMONT, CA: Smithers, a pioneering provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, appoints Dave Stone as Senior Consultant, specializing in print and security. Stone will provide assistance to help clients with the print quality and durability issues through testing, evaluation, and certification offerings for secure documents, identification cards, and banknotes.

Stone is skillful in secure documents and banknotes, from security features to production initiatives and testing methods and inks and printing procedures. Based at Smithers Leatherhead, UK laboratories, he will lead the print and security, testing team. His technical expertise will enhance the group's continual development and offer its commitment to understanding and meeting clients' demands with customized support and accurate data, on-time.

Stone brings with him about 30 years of experience in print security. He has developed extensive knowledge in the design,  production, development, and testing of banknotes, passports, ID cards, and other secure documents. Recently, Stone has served five years working for one of the world's most massive inks and pigments, where he specialized in newspaper inks.

Dave also brings a deep level of technical skill and industry experience. Smithers is looking forward to seeing him grow the team and develop relationships with its clients through high-quality testing and test means development and exploring new opportunities to support clients globally and their unique challenges. Smithers' support for print and security includes Print rub, scuff and abrasion assessments, Secure document evaluation, Banknote testing, Passport and identification card testing, and Label testing, including BS5609.

Stone has a degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) from Emmanuel College at Cambridge.