Tom has been with Electronic Craftsmen for over 35 years
Like many people these days, Tom wears multiple hats - not only is he our President and Engineering Manager, he’s also our “innovative leader” with a constant craving to learn. He came to us with solid credentials - a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from esteemed University of Waterloo in 1981 followed by his licence as a Professional Engineer in 1984.
Electronic Craftsmen is the perfect place for Tom and his expertise because the complex transformers & inductors that we design are essentially electric devices with multi-dimensional mechanical, environmental and thermal characteristics.
Tom takes pleasure in the challenge of figuring out how to build a part after he's calculated the electrical design. Once the technical requirements are met, he puts his creative talents to work on how to best assemble the device to withstand the rigours of time and abuse of its intended environment. Many of our parts are used in highly sensitive and demanding environments and this is where Tom’s expertise is critical.
There is very little new information available on the science of transformers – most books on the subject were written 50+ years ago. In today’s obsession with “digital disruption”, the design of transformers and inductors has become a bit of a lost science; here at Electronic Craftsmen we're reinventing this technology by combining years of experience with state-of-the-art materials.
One of Tom’s most significant contributions to E Craftsmen is his understanding of Thermodynamics.
He is skilled in the complexity of thermal transfer within the windings & core of a magnetic device and in the mechanics of moving heat energy using air and/or fluid flow. Why is this so important? Transformer heating is arguably the most potentially destructive element in a design and understanding how to effectively extract it is crucial to the long-term reliability of any part.
Tom is renowned for his collaboration with leading aircraft designers on Boeing and Airbus platforms - we’re very proud to say that our parts have been flying in many of these aircraft for over 35 years.
Tom is an essential asset to our clients and to the Electronic Craftsmen team.
He has the drive and the know-how to consistently make parts that surpass expectation – that’s why our clients keep coming back!