Here at JTI Services, we have great employees. They work hard, have fun, and represent us well with our customers. Because of great employees like this, our company is hopeful to grow within the upcoming year. Our Infraspection Institute Certified Level-II Thermographer, Tom, is one of these great employees. Tom’s extensive background in the electrical field combined with his infrared thermography knowledge, makes him a great asset to our team.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Tom joined the US Navy in 1978, and headed to Great Lakes, IL, for schooling. During his first years away, Tom studied basic electricity and electronics programs. Once his education was done, he was sent to Virginia and was stationed on the USS Independence CV-62 aircraft carrier for the remaining years. After his arrival back in Minnesota, Tom enrolled in the H-VAC program at South Central College in Mankato, MN. Tom finished the program at SCC, and decided he preferred to work in the electrical field after all.
In 1987, Isenberg Electric of Lafayette was looking for a qualified individual to join their team, and Tom was the guy for the job. Tom grew up in Lafayette, was familiar with the area, and was thrilled to join a company in his community. After being with Isenberg Electric for four years, Tom became a Master Electrician and took over the company. After 26 years, and being an owner for 22 years, Tom decided to sell the company and set out for something new.
It was Spring of 2018 when Tom decided he’d like to learn more about JTI Services. He was looking for new challenges, new beginnings, and something he would never-the-less enjoy. With his electrical background, he understood the concept, did well in thermography training courses, and spent many hours finishing classes online to get where he is today. He has enjoyed every project he’s been a part of, but particularly a job in Winnebago, MN. He expressed how great it was to find so many issues for this company, and knew that JTI Services being there truly made a difference in how this company would run in the future. In the upcoming years Tom hopes to run into new situations and experiences at each job site, to not only better himself but better the facility.
Aside from his professional background, Tom has a side job as a bartender that he keeps just for fun. That’s right, he can find your hot spots on the weekdays and shake your drinks on the weekends! Tom and his wife, Lori, have been married for 33 years and still call Lafayette home. They were blessed with two wonderful sons who make them proud every day. Tom and Lori are an easy going couple who can’t wait to see what the future holds for them, and for their family.
Thank you, Tom, for all that you do for our team!
When was the last time you had a complete infrared inspection of your facility’s electrical system? If it was more than a year ago, NFPA 70B recommends that you get it done. Contact our office at 507-647-7812 to see how we can fulfill your electrical predictive maintenance needs today!