Tom has served as the President of Sound Technologies, a global leader in veterinary imaging and a VCA company since 2012, after leading as Sr VP, Global Sales and Marketing. He is originally from the midwest growing up a Hawkeye, but lived in the far corners of the US during his military tours, stationed at Kaneohe Air Base on Oahu in the Marine Corps and at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio and Walter Reed Medical Center in DC while serving in the Army. During his Army tour, he completed his Radiology Sciences degree specializing in Diagnostic Ultrasound. Tom holds RDMS registries in abdominal, pediatric, OB/GYN, and vascular examinations. His industry work began in 1990 with Toshiba Medical Systems in clinical applications, then sales and sales management with Acuson Siemens in Michigan before joining Sound Technologies in 2002, then moving to California in 2007.
Tom’s connection with the Carlsbad Fire Department was propelled on May 14, 2014, as the Poinsettia fire consumed Sound Technologies business. The resurrection process began early the following morning as the department members assisted with the safe and functioning removal of the servers and network hardware which survived not only the fire but the barrage of water as the fire department worked to minimize the loss. Sound employees and the Fire Department members remain close today through a mostly friendly annual basketball game at Sound’s new office facility in Carlsbad.
Tom enjoys a good a good workout at the gym, struggling with golf and perfecting the art of BBQ, particularly smoking with hardwoods. Tom and his wife Susie have been married 30 years and have three children, a yellow lab and morgan horses.