Derek Read

Vice President, Asia/Global Development in China specialising in Tire, Wheel, and Hose Testing

Derek Read joined Smithers in 1994 as tire test technician. Derek has been developing and managing Smithers Rapra’s tire and wheel testing laboratory as General Manager in Suzhou, China for the past 4 years.

Expertise: Tire and Wheel Testing

Prior to his duties in Suzhou, China,  Derek was the Director of Sales for Smithers Rapra North America for 4 years.  Derek also served as Operations Manager for Smithers tire and wheel testing laboratory in Ravenna, Ohio for 6 years. Derek has 20 years’ experience in tire and wheel testing and 10 years’ experience in managing and running tire and wheel testing facilities.

Qualifications and Accreditation

Derek received his Associates of Arts from the University of Cincinnati and his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Akron.

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