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Consulting engineer , engineering executive

Jay Rollin Read, American consulting engineer, engineering executive. Registered professional engineer Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Colorado.

Background

Read, Jay Rollin was born on August 30, 1936 in Logan, Iowa, United States. Son of James William and Alma (Spencer) Read.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1959.

Career

Project engineer, Brown Engineering Company, Des Moines, 1959-1963;project manager, Brown Engineering Company, West Des Moines, 1966-1975;partner, marketing director, Brown Engineering Company, West Des Moines, 1975-1981;managing partner, Brown Engineering Company, West Des Moines, 1981-1987;president, Brown Engineering Company, West Des Moines, 1987-1993;chairman, Brown Engineering Company, West Des Moines, since 1993;project engineer, American Machine and Foundry Western Tool, Des Moines, 1963-1966.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Colorado.

Membership

Member Iowa Coal Utilization Committee, Des Moines, since 1981, advisory council Iowa School Energy Bank, Des Moines, since 1988. President industrial advisory council Engineering College Iowa State University, Ames, since 1981. Consultant Junior Achievement, 1981.

Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Iowa Engineering Society (Engineer of Year), Consultant Engineers Council Iowa (president 1983-1984, Engineering Excellence award 1978, Engineering Honor award 1987), Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.

Connections

Married Betty Jean Ashley, May 7, 1960 (divorced 1973). 1 child, Robert Michael. Married Sharon Ann Reyes, November 7, 1976.

Children: Karla Johnston, Timothy Swenson.

father:
James William Read

mother:
Alma (Spencer) Read

spouse:
Betty Jean Ashley

spouse:
Sharon Ann Reyes

child:
Robert Michael Read

child:
Karla Johnston Read

child:
Timothy Swenson Read