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Jason Hertzberg

Exponent, Inc.
Corporate Vice President and Principal Engineer

Dr. Jason L. Hertzberg is a Corporate Vice President and Principal Engineer at Exponent, Inc., leading the firm’s global product safety consulting practice and driving the growth of its engineering offerings in the United Kingdom.  Exponent, Inc. is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm consisting of more than 90 technical disciplines through a network of 25 domestic and international locations.  Dr. Hertzberg has extensive experience solving complex technical problems in a variety of industries including consumer products, medical devices, industrial equipment/systems, and technology product development. He coauthored the 5th edition of the engineering textbook “Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials” which is used in universities around the globe.

Dr. Hertzberg routinely conducts Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) product recall investigations for Fortune 500 and privately held companies in North America as well as companies in Europe and Asia. He works with these companies to address the technical aspects of product recalls. His broader consumer product work includes targeted testing and analysis of new products before they are introduced into the marketplace, management of change, use of risk methodologies, substantiation of product performance claims, failure analysis of field-returned products, product recall investigations, evaluation of correction action plans, and product liability.  In addition, he leads complex failure analysis investigations and addresses issues related to the mechanical behavior and degradation of materials.

Dr. Hertzberg received his B.S.E. in Metallurgical Engineering from Penn State University’s University Scholars Program, his M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, and is a Registered Metallurgical Engineer in the State of California. He also has a background in mobile computing with experience in handheld technologies and substantiation of claims, having served as the Director of Competitive Analysis and Strategy for Palm, Inc.  Dr. Hertzberg received the Alumni Merit Award from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering and serves as the Chairman of the External Advisory Board for the Materials Science and Engineering Department.