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Tom began his career with Messer in 1991 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in civil engineering. Over nearly 30 years, he embraced new roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Tom is now serving as the leader of Messer’s Nashville region, where he was instrumental in opening the office in 2006. Before this, he served as Project Development Vice President, providing leadership and strategic counsel to project development team members in each of Messer’s nine regions. Tom’s construction background includes preconstruction, estimating, planning, value engineering and project management. He has a broad scope of knowledge, with specific expertise in medical, medical research, educational, aviation and manufacturing facilities.

Tom is active in the community and serves as the President of the Board of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Middle Tennessee. He is a mentor and board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, and he is on the Nashville Chamber Moving Forward Committee. Previous community service includes chair of the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science Alumni Board, chair of Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates, as well as vice chair for Cincinnati Youth Collaborative and the National Kidney Foundation Middle Tennessee Walk Chair.