Derek Read

Derek Read is the Vice President for Asia/Global Development for the Smithers Materials Science and Engineering division. Before his current role, he spent several years in Suzhou, China, developing and managing the Smithers tire and wheel testing laboratory in Suzhou.

Expertise: Tire and Wheel Testing

Derek joined Smithers in 1994 and has over twenty years of experience in tire and wheel testing and over a decade of experience in manging and running tire and wheel testing laboratories. His time at Smithers had included four years as the Director of Sales for North America and six years as the Operations Manager for the Smithers Tire and Wheel Test Center in Ravenna, Ohio.

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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