Mr. Thomas joined the team in 2007 and works directly with each of our portfolio companies to assess and improve the efficiency of their operations.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Thomas was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. During his four year tenure, he served as associate, practice manager and engagement manager in their North American operations practice. Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Thomas spent eight years with a tier-one automotive supplier and was responsible for driving operational improvement through the application of Lean production principles at manufacturing facilities throughout North America, South America and Europe.
Mr. Thomas began his career at a small, start-up recycling company where he served as process engineer and plant manager for the company’s first large scale processing facility. Mr. Thomas received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee.