V.P. of Operational Excellence
Thomas joined the team in 2019 as V.P. of Operational Excellence with responsibility for operational transformation, acquisition integrations and working closely with senior leadership to deploy sustainable business systems resulting in organizational transformation in addition to working with the deal team to identify and evaluate new opportunities.
Prior to working at Forsyth, Thomas worked at Rexnord Corporation where he successfully lead the acquisition integration of companies based in the US and in Germany. He also held responsibilities in the Corporate Rexnord Business System (“RBS”) office and had leadership for RBS deployment at all global manufacturing sites. Prior to Rexnord, Thomas worked at Harley-Davidson Motor Company for 10 years where he led the deployment of the HDMC Six Sigma, Lean and Project Management programs and held multiple roles in Manufacturing, Quality and Product Development. Prior to H-D, Thomas held roles of increasing responsibilities in Product Development, Quality and Continuous Improvement at Kennametal Inc.
Outside of office, Thomas has a passion for learning, teaching, developing leaders and is an Adjunct professor in a number of Engineering and Business colleges. He enjoys long motorcycle rides, camping trips, riding bicycles and traveling with his wife and daughter.
- PhD in Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
- MS in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Wichita State University
- BS in Mechanical Engineering, Madras University, India
- Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt