At Thomas, our corporate ethos is shaped by the people that work here. Although we're a diverse group, there are some things we all share. Josť E. Andrade, Chairman of the Board and Tom Holst-Knudsen, President, the grandsons of Thomas' founder, share the:
Values to Which We AspireTeams Spirit
Thomas is a collection of teams. When you join Thomas, you are treated and expected to act like a member of a team. Initiative is encouraged and mistakes are allowed. We hope you enjoy yourself while bringing energy, enthusiasm and imagination to Thomas.Helping Customers
At Thomas, customers are king. We court them vigorously and relentlessly in every possible way. Our greatest thrill is when we make them like us best. No job in the company is unrelated or inconsequential in this quest.Owner Orientation
At Thomas, you play a pivotal role as part of an enterprise. We encourage you to take ownership of your contributions, as well as the larger-scale successes which your contributions help fuel.Missionary Focus
Thomas unites buyers and sellers of industrial products and services through information management and technology-and it does this exceptionally well. By materially bolstering the ability of productive enterprises to meet evolving human need, Thomas both indirectly and directly drives change through facilitating the buyer/seller relationship.Achievement Ethic
At Thomas, it's what you do not who you know that counts. At all organizational levels we expect our people to strive for the best. There is a distinct focus on getting things done, a preference for command over committee and a predisposition for trying things over studying them. With this action-oriented approach, both failure and success are inevitable. Failure grants us the knowledge to learn from our mistakes and try again; each success is occasion to celebrate.Straight Shooters
As a rule, the people at Thomas say what they mean and mean what they say. While truth and integrity characterize our dealings with one another, we think all outsiders deserve the same from us.