Longtime President and CEO Smallwood Announces Retirement
December 8, 2021
Richard Smallwood, president and CEO of Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA) - a Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. subsidiary - has announced his retirement. He will be succeeded on Jan. 1 by Darren Thomas, who was named SRNA's senior vice president and chief operating officer this past year.
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