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Exponent Appoints Dr. Catherine Corrigan to President

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exponent, Inc. (Nasdaq:EXPO) announced today the appointment of Dr. Catherine Corrigan to the position of President, reporting to Dr. Paul Johnston, CEO.

Dr. Corrigan joined Exponent’s Philadelphia office in 1996, was promoted to Principal in 2002 and to Corporate Vice President in 2005. She was promoted to Group Vice President to lead the Transportation Group and joined the Company’s Operating Committee in 2012. Dr. Corrigan is relocating to the Menlo Park office.

"Catherine has demonstrated strong leadership as a Group Vice President, and I am confident that she will have a successful transition into managing all of our operating groups. While Catherine has consulted on issues affecting many industries, her deep experience related to vehicle safety is a valuable asset as Exponent continues to expand its transportation consulting services. She is highly respected by clients and employees for her expertise and leadership. I am excited to partner with Catherine in her new role,” stated Dr. Johnston.

“I am excited to take on this new role,” stated Dr. Catherine Corrigan. “Exponent has exceptional employees and I am eager to work with people across the Company to continue to make this a great place to work. Over the past twenty years, I have seen the Company expand from primarily offering reactive services in engineering to one that offers both proactive and reactive services in engineering, science, regulatory and business consulting. I am confident in our ability to continue to evolve our services as technology changes. Exponent has a bright future,” concluded Dr. Corrigan.

Dr. Corrigan addresses issues involving the biomechanics of human injury, with expertise in the areas of human tolerance, occupant kinematics, and rigid body dynamics. She obtained her Ph.D. in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics and her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her B.S.E. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Exponent
Exponent is an engineering and scientific consulting firm providing solutions to complex problems. Exponent's multidisciplinary organization of scientists, physicians, engineers, and business consultants brings together more than 90 technical disciplines to address complicated issues facing industry and government today. The firm has been best known for analyzing accidents and failures to determine their causes, but in recent years it has become more active in assisting clients with human health, environmental and engineering issues associated with new products to help prevent problems in the future.

Exponent may be reached at (888) 656-EXPO, info@exponent.com, or www.exponent.com.

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Source:Exponent, Inc.