Tom was born and raised in
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where he attended Greater Latrobe High School,
graduating in 1985. He then attended
Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a major in accounting in
1989. After graduating, he went to work
for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Monroeville for nine years. During that
time, Tom also attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s graduate school in
the evenings, earning a Masters in Business Administration in 1994. He has spent the last 16 years at Kennametal
Over the past 25 years, Tom has
held positions of increasing responsibility in accounting, including general
ledger accountant and coordinator, financial analyst, senior financial
analyst, lead financial planner, financial manager, accounting manager, and manager of Corporate Financial Services. He has had financial management
responsibilities over several departments, including: Global Distribution, U.S. Payroll,
Purchasing, Global Information Technology, service divisions, property, plant
and equipment, Operational Excellence and Lean for Finance, Facilities, and
Environmental Health and Safety.
Currently, Tom is the manager of Financial Systems and Processes at Kennametal. Over the past several years, Tom has also
been the project manager for the implementation of U.S. SAP expense reporting, the
global finance training initiative for the SAP 6.0 upgrade, and implementation
of U.S. automated pay advices.
Tom also trains in Taekwondo,
which he started 29 years ago while at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and
holds a third-degree black belt. He also
holds a first-degree black belt in HaiDongGumDo, the art of the Korean sword, as
well as occasionally participating in Aikido, Judo, and Kung Fu. He is also an avid runner, weightlifter, and snowboarder
and participates on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Eberly College of
Business Advisory Council. Tom also
received the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Eberly College of Business
Alumni Award in 2009.
Tom is currently living in Irwin, Pennsylvania, and is a single father of two children: a son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Alex.