June 2010 - Thomas Caldwell joins Blackstone Management & Consulting LLC

Type: News | Author: Joe Deliso
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Thomas Caldwell, a resident of Bedford NH has joined the senior advisory team of BM&C.


Tom is known for making money in tough markets, with a record of fixing troubled organizations and driving growth.


He has over 30 years experience as a senior executive in both public and private firms designing, manufacturing and selling precision products for the aerospace, defense, electronics, automotive and power transmission industries. He is especially adept at positioning small and middle market companies for growth.


He has a special interest in the process of developing and launching new products, and has participated in commercializing 10+ technologies generating over $350 million annual sales. Tom has done business in nine countries, including creating and managing global partnerships in Europe and India.


He began his career as a scientist in the corporate research center of NL Industries, a Fortune 100 firm, developing materials processing technologies; eventually becoming Engineering Manager in a seven plant operating division. He later moved to the Doehler-Jarvis, holding several marketing and sales positions and successively serving  as VP Engineering and Executive VP Operations during which time the company grew from $180 to $440 million sales.


Tom joined Madison-Kipp Corporation as President & CEO, leading a turnaround, and grew this manufacturer of high-precision products two and a half times over a twelve year period.


Since then Tom has provided chief executive and operating leadership as a consultant or interim executive, with focus on turnarounds, operations improvement and market repositioning. His engagements cover manufacturing, supply chain, product development and technology acquisition, sale and licensing.


In addition to his varied board experience, Tom has also completed turnaround and leadership transition assignments for not-for-profit organizations.


He is an MIT graduate, published scientist, US patent holder and Registered Professional Engineer.