Thom was born and raised in Kitimat, completed school here and completed an apprenticeship as a Mechanic.
Thom left Kitimat in 1986 in pursuit of other opportunities, returning in 1989 to help run the family business, progressing to General Manager and part-owner. Thom is married to Diana and they have 3 children who have gone on to their own careers, 2 of which still live in Kitimat.
Thom chose to move back to Kitimat due to the opportunity that was offered to him. The decision to return to this safe, beautiful, and friendly community was one of the best decisions he has made.
In 2020, 101 Industries was purchased by CIMS LP and Thom is the current General Manager of 101 Industries a Division of CIMS and continues to serve on the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce as a Director.