Thomas is a senior manufacturing executive with over 25 years of experience, primarily in the medical device industry. Thomas has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including the Director of Engineering at Baxter Healthcare, managing both the manufacturing engineering and the R&D engineering activities, as well as the Senior Vice President of Manufacturing for Covidien’s International Division, managing 20 manufacturing facilities with 8,500 people located throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Thomas is a strategic and operational leader with a highly successful career, having played a key role in growing revenues, increasing operational efficiencies, reducing costs, and bringing new products to the market. His training in both Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma has aided his success in creating World Class Manufacturing environments for several businesses.
Thomas has a strong attraction to new or proprietary medical device start-ups and the process of building and leading a cohesive, high-performance operations team to deliver profitable and strong growth results year after year.
Thomas graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree from Rutgers University where he played 4 years of Varsity Wrestling and 1 year of Varsity Tennis. He also received an MBA from Pepperdine University.