Tom graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1966, then later earned an M.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1970 at N.C. State University. The first twenty-six years of his career was devoted to engineering, project management and executive responsibilities, mostly with ABB Randall; in 1997 he left that company as VP Business Development to start a business now called Heart Matters, Inc. … which is committed to linking the leader’s beliefs, passions and values … their heart, if you will … to inspire employee commitment to key strategic outcomes.
His new book PEERLESS: Defy Convention. Lead From The Heart. Watch What Happens profiles ten great leaders who are building just the kind of organizations Tom is talking about.
Tom and his wife Nancy have lived in the Houston area for most of their married life … 45 years … and have two children and four grandchildren.
Tom is a volunteer KidsHope middle school mentor through their church; he is also an active volunteer participant the Prison Entrepreneurship Program ( P.E.P. ) and serves as Vice Chair of the Business Advisory Council for Goodwill Industries of Houston.
His interests include golf, garden model railroading and piano/keyboard.