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CE Exec Forms Product-Safety Consultancy

7/02/2009 11:23:43 AM Eastern

Costa Mesa, Calif. - A former Yamaha executive with more
than 40 years of technology-company experience launched a consulting company
focused on product safety.

Tom Graham, who retired in March as Yamaha's corporate
administration VP, started Graham
Consulting
, whose areas of expertise include product-recall incident
analysis, litigation assistance and design/production advice. Graham has also
conducted face-to-face meetings with representatives of the Consumer Product
Safety Commission.

Graham's product-safety experience goes back about 30 years when
the former executive headed up the product-safety program at GE's consumer
electronics division. There, he managed the
technical side of defense-strategy development in three situations involving product-safety
litigation or potential litigation.

Litigation expertise
includes analysis of a product's safety attributes, evaluation of defect
claims, user risk assessment, and development of technical documentation to
deliver production consistency, the company said.

Graham's CE industry
experience includes marketing, sales and product planning positions at a
variety of CE companies, including Yamaha, Sherwood, Pioneer, Craig and GE.

He can be reached at tgraham@grahamconsultingllc.com or (714) 434-2600.