A company is only as good as its employees.
Each Autotec employee is expert in their field. That’s important, but our success comes from our ability to work together as a team. It’s an Autotec trademark and explains in part why our employees enjoy working here. Our roles are clearly defined and perfectly mesh together to cover each step of the problem-solving process.
The beneficiary, of course, is you – our customer.
Tom joined Autotec in 1992 and became the owner three years later. Since then he has helped grow the company into a respected manufacturer of production systems for the blow molding industry.
Tom calls himself a storyteller, which he is. But he’s also an astute engineer who knows how to sell his company’s expertise. He knows how to listen as well. In talking with Autotec customers, Tom figures out what their problems are and determines whether his team can devise a solution, which is most of the time. When he does, he tells our customers, simply: “We can handle that.” And we do.
Tom’s success at Autotec is rooted in his overwhelming desire to get every project right. “Nothing gets me more riled up than if we don’t meet our customers’ expectations,” he says. That rarely happens.
Prior to joining Autotec, Tom spent 11 years as an engineer for Freeport McMoRan Exploration, a global mining company. The experience, which included managing capital projects in the Gulf of Mexico, the western United States, and the remote islands of Irian Jaya Indonesia solidified in Tom the value of good execution of a well thought out project plan.
He is a native of Happy Jack, La., near New Orleans, and holds an engineering degree from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Bowling Green State University. He met his wife, Beth, a Sylvania, Ohio, native at LSU. They reside in Sylvania and have four children. Tom is an avid cyclist and a rabid LSU sports fan, especially football.