Jim began his career as an employee relations supervisor at International Paper Company, spending three years there. He then moved on to a five-year role as a sales representative for 3M. In 1984, he took the leap and founded Thomco, a specialty industrial distributor and convertor serving companies both in the United States and internationally. Jim built the business based on a philosophy of responsive service, operating with integrity, and always treating customers fairly.
Jim’s wife, Kathy, is his life and business partner with Kathy overseeing HR. They enjoy spending time with their three children and their grandchildren, and Jim and Kathy’s son, Mike, serves as Manufacturing Director at Thomco.