Cliff Hodges

Cliff joined Smithers in 2023 as the Technical Director of the Smithers Tire & Wheel Test Lab in Ravenna, Ohio. He is primarily focused on directing Smithers’ technical and quality requirements for Smithers’ force and moment testing, tire modeling, and other special tire characterizations and evaluation methods. He will also manage and advise technical staff and technical decision-making.

Expertise: Tire Development and Testing

Before joining the team at Smithers, Hodges most recently served as a Technical Specialist at the Global Center for Automotive Performance Simulation (GCAPS). He has also held roles in management and test engineering.

Qualifications and Professional Accreditation

Hodges earned his Bachelor of Science from Averett University and has authored papers on tire model selection, vehicle dynamics, and indoor wet traction.
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