BALTIMORE, Md. — Synagro Technologies announced that Mary Lynn Smedinghoff has joined the company as vice president and chief human resources officer, according to a press release.

Smedinghoff will be responsible for developing the strategic direction and formulation of all company human resource policies, systems, initiatives and procedures in alignment with the direction and expansion of Synagro, stated the release.

She has considerable experience in talent management, compensation, organizational development, payroll, benefits, manufacturing, human resource shared services and labor relations, publishing, environmental services and consumer related industries, continued the release.

The release reported that before her new position with Synagro, Smedinghoff served as the executive vice president, chief human resources officer for Veolia Environnement, and prior to Veolia, she held human resource positions with Frito-Lay, Millard Group, NutraSweet and Rand McNally.

She has a master’s degree in human resources and labor relations from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Illinois at Chicago, noted the release.

“Mary Lynn brings a rich history of success, as well as a range of operational experience that will complement the [best-in-class] leadership team we are assembling,” said Synagro President and Chief Executive Officer Steven W. Cole. “I am thrilled to add Mary Lynn to our team and know she will play a critical role in Synagro’s continued growth.”

Read the entire release here.