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Specializing in: product liability, failure analysis, patent disputes and intellectual property. We have 25 years experience with glass, ceramics, plastics, wood and metals; 100 depositions & many court appearances.

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Professional Experience

Read Consulting has over 30 years of manufacturing experience in electronics and materials engineering, and over 20 years of experience as a consultant to attorneys in accident reconstruction, product liability and other litigation, including numerous depositions and court appearances.

Thomas L. Read, PhD., CEO
1975 - present Engineering Consultant in private practice with attorneys and insurance adjusters. Litigation-related practice includes plaintiff and defense clients in approximately equal numbers. Included are numerous depositions and trial appearances.
1993-2001 Chief Metallurgist
Komag Materials Technology Inc.
Santa Rosa, CA.
1988-1993 Senior Thin Film Project Engineer
Deposition Sciences Inc.
Santa Rosa, CA.
1984-1988 Thin Film Circuit Engineer
Reliability Engineer
MicroWave Technology Inc.
Fremont, CA.
1975-1984 Project Manager
Project Engineer
Hewlett Packard
Santa Rosa, CA.
1974-1975 Senior Project Engineer
Optical Coating Laboratories Inc. s
Santa Rosa, CA.
1972-1974 Senior Process Engineer
Corning Glass Works
Corning, N.Y.
Included glass finishing process development and glass failure analysis.
1969-1972 Engineering Consultant
Failure Analysis Associates
Stanford, CA.
Aided engineers with failure analysis of materials.

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Thomas L. Read, PhD., CEO

Registered Professional Engineer
Certificate No. MF002174
State of California.