Thomas was born and educated in Germany. He is an electrical engineer trained at the Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen. Before coming to Canada he worked as a doctoral fellow and research scientist at the Institute of Medicine of the Research Centre Jülich. Subjects of the studies he was involved in were radiation biophysics (Microdosimetry), proton radiation therapy and positron emission tomography (PET) for brain research. Immigrating to Canada offered him the opportunity to switch careers and explore and learn private enterprise.
Prior to Ischebeck Can Ltd., Thomas worked at Con-Tech Systems Ltd. a supplier of geo-support systems where he looked after marketing, information technology (IT) and other aspects of the operation. He was excited when Ischebeck USA approached him to establish Ischebeck Can Ltd. knowing Ischebeck to be a reliable company producing innovative, well designed and manufactured equipment. Thomas easily identifies with Ischebeck's core values of excellence and innovation, and of never compromising quality for short term gain.