Tom brings to Thrive Energy decades of lighting and energy industry experience and expertise in a wide range of areas, including mechanical and electrical engineering, lighting system and luminaire design, energy efficiency, sales and marketing, solid state lighting technology, utility incentive programs, green power, and smart wireless lighting controls. His new patent pending design is even more efficient then past utility patents issued. Tom started Green Power Solutions in 2009 which now merged into Thrive Energy, partnering with a very strategic group of industry professionals. He was active in design of LED lighting where he authored several patents regarding the heat dissipation and design of LED lighting. He also led national sales teams developing new business relations with international and U.S. manufacturers including Tesla Motors, Heinz, ConAgra Foods, MIT, Conestoga Cold Storage, Sapa Profiles and Bronco Winery, just to name a few. He worked with power companies to create and implement special programs for rebates and incentives using LED solid-state lighting, daylight harvesting, and lighting controls. Organized meetings to educate state leaders, how to reduce energy with LED solid-state lighting and lighting controls. Evaluated industrial facilities to recommend alternate lighting sources that would dramatically reduce energy consumption.