Smithers Pira hires print and security expert to materials team

Smithers Pira announces the hire of David Tempest, expert in print and security with over 20 years’ experience in the industry.

Smithers Pira recently welcomed David Tempest to the materials testing team, based in Leatherhead, UK.

Head of Physical Testing, Doug Leatherdale, says “with a background in commercial print production and process development, David brings a wealth of experience to the team and will be assisting our clients with resolving print and security related issues”.

David Tempest has spent the last 12 years developing security features and equipment for the production of passports and ID cards. Previously, he worked in the bookbinding and finishing industry.

The move to Smithers Pira provides the opportunity to use this knowledge to further develop the print and security services offered in Leatherhead. 


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