Thomas obtained his MBA in Financing and Marketing from the University of Siegen, Germany. He has also taken specialization courses in Management and Operations at St. Gallen Management School, Switzerland.
He began his career as an Investment Banker at the COMMERZBANK in Germany before joining VULKAN in Germany as their Worldwide Marketing Manager. From 2003 until 2015 Thomas served as the President of American VULKAN Corporation headquarted in Winter Haven, Florida, serving the marine, industrial, refrigerating, air-conditioning and wind turbine markets. In that role he was in charge of the North, Central American and Caribbean operations for VULKAN Couplings and VULKAN Drive Tech and VULKAN Lokring.
Thomas cofounded and was President of Sybac Solar Energy Holdings LLC, an Orlando-based solar company that specializes in developing, constructing and operating large utility scale solar plants in North America and Latin America. Sybac's success is based on entering developing solar markets at a very early stage. Sybac developed projects in Argentina, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay and the United States of America.
At DP Growth Thomas evaluates the financial feasibility of the projects and also manages the solar assets.