Tom Johnson from "The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius" is one of the contestants on the Discovery Channel reality competition series. He is the owner of a small manufacturing company in Germantown, Ohio. He has an IQ of 130. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and has done some Masters work in Systems Engineering.

"I can work on a team if I'm the leader," says Tom Johnson. "But I prefer to work alone." The owner of his own manufacturing company, Tom is a former race car driver who has designed drilling machines for GE Aviation, suspensions for Formula Continental race cars, and (his favorite) a welding machine for Huffy Bicycles that the "experts" said would never work. Of course, he proved them wrong.

These days, Tom is too busy building and managing machinists to do detailed designs on CAD/CAM (although, he knows the software through and through). He designs machine parts quickly in his head and gets his hands dirty as much as possible. "I've built everything that I've designed," says Tom. "And I've never built anything that doesn't have a purpose."

A self-described "show-off," Tom calls himself a natural leader and problem-solver. "I'm never a follower," he says. "Cry babies need not apply."




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Age: ∼53 years old
Current Residence: Germantown, OH




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