Tom began his career in 1973 with General Electric, where he worked for 16 years in industrial electrical equipment leadership. In 1998, Tom purchased the specialist high-power transformer manufacturer MTC Transformers, which he built from 4 employees to a $40 million-a-year business with a multi-division operational footprint and 175+ employees. In 2009, Tom and his colleagues at MTC began experimenting with the use of modified transformers for electric vehicle (EV) charging. The result was the induction technology Plugless Power, which was spun off from MTC in 2010, becoming wholly owned and produced by Evatran. Tom retired in 2012, with a strategic exit that sold MTC to a private equity firm.