Thom has a unique background in the design and launch of enterprise-wide business systems that is both broad and deep.
He has vast experience working globally and in a wide range of industries always focusing on employing his comprehensive background of Lean Six Sigma and problem solving as he leads business recovery, turnaround, and transformation.
He has held positions in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Finance, and Banking within the Appliances, Plastics, Corporate, Capital, and Transportation divisions of GE as well as three Joint Ventures. He has held executive positions in GE, Johnson Controls, Tenneco, and Daikin. Within his consulting business, Thom re-engineered various functions while acting as interim executive.
He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia, is a graduate of GE’s prestigious Edison Engineering Program and Advanced Courses, and a certified Master Black Belt.
He has successfully delivered financial performance improvement across multiple fortune 500 companies. His passion for solving complex business problems and advancing organizations to achieve best-in-class performance has established him as a trusted business partner to senior leaders across global organizations.
With deep practical and strategic experience in Finance, IT, Commercial Operations, Manufacturing, Lean, Six Sigma, Business Transformation and Continuous Improvement Methods, Rodney has held leadership roles at GE (Plastics, Water, Commercial Finance), PwC, AIG, Johnson Controls, and Tenneco.
Rodney holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Executive Education in Finance from Northwestern University, Master Black Belt certification, and Kepner Tregoe Problem Solving certification.