Tom Edwards is currently CEO/President of TRE Consulting LLC. Tom’s 30 years of manufacturing and distribution leadership includes executive management experience with Johnson Controls, Trane and Ruskin Co. As President of Ruskin, Tom guided them through quadruple growth via a mix of organic and logical add-on acquisitions.
Tom’s industry experience includes extensive JIT/lean utilization, establishing domestic and overseas manufacturing, acquisitional analysis and synergy execution, distribution expansion, customer-focused information technology tools, supplier development, building code and standards initiatives, and optimized overall operational restructuring for maximizing returns. Extensive experience in CEO, COO and Board of Director roles – including Past-President and Chairman of the Air Movement and Control Association. A U.S. patent holder, a frequent guest speaker, and an author of many trade journal articles.
With experience in publicly traded companies, privately-held and private equity ownership, and board of director roles, Tom has achieved excellent results by using a combination of fundamental product market/segment driver analysis, motivational methods, financial discipline, operational acumen, and perceptive reasoning skills.
Tom earned his MBA degree from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in both Materials and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.