Thermo Electric Company, Inc.
Established in 1941 Thermo Electric (“TE”) has been the Design Leader and Premier Manufacturer of Industrial Temperature Sensors serving customers throughout the world. For over 70 years The “TE” logo has been associated with every processing industry and boasts an historic legend of design applications second to no other manufacturer of temperature sensors.
Since its inception Thermo Electric has worked with major corporations and world-wide process engineering firms to assist in the development and evolution of their specific sensor designs for the broadest range of industrial applications. Its manufacturing capabilities are supported by an outstanding and truly global cadre of technical engineers and a well-trained and seasoned staff of professional technicians. Both have developed their skills and technical knowledge over many generations.
On January 1st, 2005 a newly constituted Thermo Electric Company, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, managed by a new Board of Directors and Management Team reorganized the physical assets and intellectual property of Thermo Electric Co. Inc. (a New Jersey company) with the goal of reinvigorating the business activities of Thermo Electric to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Included in the reorganization was Thermo Electric (Canada), Ltd. and Thermo Electric (UK) Ltd., its Canadian and European operations respectively. Concurrent with the reorganization was the addition of Thermodynamic Sensors, the successor firm of CGS Scientific, itself a significant temperature sensor manufacturer.
On July 1, 2008 the Board of Directors of Thermo Electric further restructured the operations of the Company such that the company’s global Corporate Offices were relocated after 57 years from Saddle Brook New Jersey to a modern manufacturing facility located in West Chester PA; the operations of its Saddle Brook plant were relocated to a modern facility in Totowa New Jersey; and a new manufacturing facility of Thermo Electric was established in Cleveland Ohio. With its Houston Sales Office, located in the center of the US petro-chemical industry, the US operations of Thermo Electric are now under one US operating company. It in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Thermo Electric Company, Inc. the parent company of all Thermo Electric subsidiaries world-wide.
On January 1, 2009 TE established Thermo Electric Company BVBA, a subsidiary sales and trading company located in Balen, Belgium. Its operations are conducted in Euro, making this our fourth operating currency; USD, CAD, GBP and Euro. In September of 2009 TE established its Indian manufacturing, sales & service subsidiary located in Gurgaon Haryana India with its operations conducted in Indian Rupee.
Thermo Electric presently boasts manufacturing capabilities at six different locations; West Chester, Pennsylvania; Totowa, New Jersey; Cleveland, Ohio; Sittingbourne, England; Brampton, Ontario Canada; and Gurgaon, Haryana India. In addition, the Company maintains a regional sales office in Houston, Texas and a trading & distribution company in Balen, Belgium. Its upgraded and integrated system capabilities now make it possible for Thermo Electric to manage, manufacture and ship from any one of its facilities around the world. TE remains today the premier “global” sensor manufacturer with truly an international array of engineering design support and manufacturing capabilities.
Corporate Governance and Management Infrastructure
Thermo Electric Company Inc. is a Delaware C Corporation governed by a Board of Directors comprised of professionals with diverse backgrounds from both within and outside the Temperature Sensor Industry. The Company is managed by its President and CEO, who reports to the Board of Directors. The Company’s President manages its global operations through a Corporate Management Committee consisting of Thermo Electric professionals from various company locations. The Board of Directors and the Corporate Management Committee of the new Thermo Electric Company are dedicated to the mandated goal of reinvigorating its operations through internal and external growth strategies in response to evolving customer demands and market opportunities.
The Company’s Management Committee includes the following professionals:
Richard R. Rodelli, President and CEO, formerly an executive at The Irving Trust Company, The Bank of New York and President of BNY Capital Markets, Inc. Mr. Rodelli brings to Thermo Electric years of international trade finance and M&A experience and has been responsible for implementing the build out of the new Thermo Electric multilocation and multinational business model as the architect of the acquisition and growth strategies of the new Company. Mr. Rodelli is a graduate of Fordham University undergraduate and graduate schools as well as the University of Paris, with an MBA degree in Finance and International Business.
Pierre-Emmanuel Lucq, Chief Operating Officer (COO) responsible for oversight and implementation of TE’s Strategic Business Plan across all TE Operating Functions and at all TE worldwide locations. He collaborates with the President & CEO to ensure TE operating efficiency, financial strength and adherence to corporate goal and objectives. Mr. Lucq is an Engineering graduate from HEI in Lille, France; a business student of ICADE in Madrid, Spain; and a Harvard Business School alumnus. Prior to joining TE, he worked thirteen years for Alstom, with his last position as a Managing Director in the Philadelphia area where he developed a local business unit into a multi-national platform with activities in both the United States and Brazil.
Brandon Conlin, Chief Technical Officer ( CTO), a nine year veteran of Thermo Electric’s manufacturing team and responsible for the build out of all manufacturing facilities of the company. His role as the company CTO is to develop and implement all new design constructions for Thermo Electric. Mr. Conlin is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University system in Industrial Engineering and Nanotechnology.
James Abboud, Corporate Operations Manager, is a nine year veteran of Thermo Electric’s manufacturing & technical sales team. Formerly a manufacturing manager , Sales Engineer and subsequently the Corporate Sales Manager, Mr. Abboud assumed his new operations responsibilities in January 2014 : Production, Procurement, Planning, Inventory Management, Shipping & Receiving, BOM creation, and overall logistics Management are the purview of Operations Management. James is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University system in Mechanical Engineering and Nanotechnology.
Rick Donahue, Corporate Sales Manager is a seven year veteran of Thermo Electric. Rick started his career in support of the Corporate Engineering to update and modernize our Thermo Electric Designer’s Guide. Thereafter he joined our technical Sales staff and eventually focused his expertise on new project and certified product orders that have increasingly been a growth component of our industrial build-out. Mr. Donahue is a mechanical engineering graduate of Drexel University.
Jay Wallace, Corporate Engineering Manager, a thirty year veteran of Thermo Electric, and author of the new Designers Guide. Jay is now responsible for company wide new part generation and design related issues, as well as overseeing the Company’s Global Engineering activities.
Ralph Vuoncino, Corporate Quality Control & Documentation Manager, a twenty-five year veteran of Thermo Electric having served in its Engineering and Operations departments is responsible for oversight and implementation of our evolving corporate multi-location Polices & Procedures. Mr. Vuoncino is a mechanical engineering graduate of NJIT.
Steve Kitabjian, Corporate Treasurer & Accounting Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the company’s accounting activities including invoicing, accounts receivable and payable management, and the company’s treasury management activities. Mr. Kitabjian is an accounting graduate of West Chester University.