Kevin Spencer Smith has been appointed to president of Productivity Inc.'s (Portland, OR) consulting and training group.

James O. Garrison has been appointed president and CEO of Instron Corp. (Canton, MA).

Mark Thesken has joined Hunter Associates Laboratory Inc.'s (Reston, VA) sales team.

Alexander Blum has been appointed general manager of Blum-Novotest Group (Ravensburg, Germany).

Dan Spiece has been hired as a mechanical engineer at General Inspection Inc. (Davisburg, MI).

Steve Harr has been appointed director of business development at Inc. (Westborough, MA).

Mike Higgins has joined US Inspection Services (Dayton, OH) as the director of the materials testing division.