RME is dedicated to serving the transportation & vehicle industries, especially the railroad community.


As president of Railroad & Metallurgical Engineering (RME), Thomas Johnson brings metallurgical engineering expertise and a manufacturing career focused on the spectrum of the component design process:

  • Material selection
  • Heat treatment
  • Processing specifications and drawings
  • Lab & field testing
  • Maintenance & overhaul analysis
  • Failure analysis
  • Redesign and upgrade
  • Product release

Through his extensive work, Tom has developed a keen sense of determining the primary cause of metal component failures. He applies this to all areas of the design process to determine its accuracy (competency). This includes everything from concept, prototypes, testing, lab analysis, field testing and product release.

Tom assesses the validity of actual component designs from both a plaintiff or defense standpoint to determine whether they were competent or flawed. The breadth of Tom’s industrial background is vital to lawyers on both sides.