President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Bruce A. Thames joined Thermon in April 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Thames was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer and appointed as a member of the Board of Directors on April 1, 2016.
Prior to joining Thermon, Mr. Thames was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TD Williamson in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a position he held since 2012. TD Williamson manufactures and delivers a portfolio of solutions to the owners and operators of pressurized piping systems for onshore and offshore applications. He joined TD Williamson in 2005 as Vice President, North America. During his tenure at TD Williamson, he also served as Vice President and General Manager, Eastern Hemisphere.
Mr. Thames began his career with Cooper Industries (formerly Intool), where he spent 12 years in various roles within the product engineering, marketing and operations groups.
Mr. Thames then joined GE Energy (formerly Dresser Flow Solutions) ("Dresser") and served primarily as the Director of North American Operations and Product Director for Ball Valves globally for Dresser's Valve Group during his tenure from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Thames holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jay C. Peterson
Chief Financial Officer
Jay C. Peterson joined Thermon in July 2010 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Thermon, Mr. Peterson held positions as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance, Senior Director of Finance, Secretary and Treasurer at Asure Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASUR) (formerly Forgent Networks, Inc.) ("Forgent"). Mr. Peterson started with Forgent in 1995 and was named Chief Financial Officer in 2001.
Before joining Forgent, Mr. Peterson was Assistant Controller in Dell Computer Corporation's $1 billion Direct division. He also spent 11 years in various financial management positions with IBM Corporation (NYSE:IBM).
Mr. Peterson holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.
Thomas N. Cerovski
Senior Vice President, Global Sales
Mr. Cerovski brings more than 25 years of energy industry leadership experience in positions ranging from engineering, product management, sales, business development, and business unit management. In this role, he will manage the Company's overall commercial organization and also spearhead Thermon's expansion into new geographic and end-use markets, especially with the Company's latest products and solutions. Prior to joining Thermon, Mr. Cerovski held executive positions with General Electric, Wayne Fueling Systems, Dover Fueling Solutions, and Trojan Battery Company. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science from Montana State University, a Master of Science from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University.
Johannes (René) van der Salm
Senior Vice President, Global Operations
Johannes (René) van der Salm joined Thermon in October 2001 as European Logistics Manager based in the Company's European headquarters in Pijnacker, the Netherlands.
In 2006, Mr. van der Salm was promoted to Vice President, Manufacturing and Logistics. During that period, he divided his time between the United States and European operations. In 2007, Mr. van der Salm relocated to the United States and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations. He was instrumental in the global implementation of the Company's enterprise resource planning software.
In 2011, Mr. van der Salm was promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Operations. After completing his undergraduate studies and a period of military service, Mr. van der Salm worked as sales engineer, project manager and production manager in supplying the petrochemical industry prior to joining Thermon.
Mr. van der Salm holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Amsterdam Technical University.
Senior Vice President, Thermon Heat Tracing
David Buntin joined Thermon January 2017 as Senior Vice President of Research and Development, and in May 2019 was promoted to Senior Vice President, Thermon Heat Tracing. David brings over 20 years of experience in the development and commercialization of new products and technologies to Thermon.
Prior to joining Thermon, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Enovation Controls where he led a global multi-disciplinary team for a company that provides instrumentation, displays, controls and fuel systems for natural gas engines and compressors.
Before joining Enovation Controls, David served as the VP of Engineering for Secure Logix and in various Engineering roles of increasing responsibility with Southwest Research Institute.
David received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Baylor University and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Senior Vice President, Thermon Heating Systems
James A. Pribble II is currently Senior Vice President, Thermon Heating Systems. In this capacity, Mr. Pribble is responsible for the growth and operations of Thermon's global process heating business, formerly CCI Thermal, which was acquired by Thermon in late 2017. He joined Thermon in May 2016 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development.
Prior to joining Thermon, Mr. Pribble was President and General Manager of Direct Drive Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of FMC Technologies (NYSE: FTI), a position he held since August of 2013. While serving in this capacity, he also served as the Director of Strategy and Business Development for FMC Technologies' Emerging Technologies Businesses. Mr. Pribble joined FMC Technologies in 2011 and held several leadership positions in product line management, new product development, business turnarounds, change management, and the formation of substantial global partnerships on behalf of the corporation.
Prior to joining FMC Technologies, Mr. Pribble was a combat-experienced U.S. Navy strike-fighter pilot. Mr. Pribble holds a B.S. in Marine Transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and an M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Senior Vice President, Global Engineering & Project Services
Mark Roberts joined Thermon October 2016 as Senior Vice President of Global Engineering and Project Services. Prior to joining Thermon Mark served as VP, Executive VP and ultimately President of Audubon Engineering.
During his 35 year career in the energy industry he has held executive and management positions within Technical Sales, Business Development, Engineering and Business Unit Management.
Mark holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
Vice President, Human Resources
Candace Peterson joined Thermon in January 2017 as Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to joining Thermon, Candace was the Senior Business Partner, Global Sales and Services for TD Williamson, a global solutions provider to the owners and operators of pressurized piping systems for onshore and offshore applications.
In that role, Candace led a diverse HR team that was responsible for designing and implementing people strategies that aligned with the company's five-year plan. Candace held several Human Resources positions of increasing responsibility during her ten year tenure at TD Williamson and was instrumental in building talent development programs and implementing an HRIS system.
Before joining TD Williamson, Candace served as an HR Generalist for the Salt Lake City School District.
Candace received her Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University in Orange, California.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Ryan Tarkington joined the Company in February 2019 as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining the Company, from 2011 to 2019, Mr. Tarkington served in various capacities with several international companies in the offshore drilling industry, including as Senior Counsel for Rowan Companies plc from 2017 through 2019, as Associate General Counsel for Paragon Offshore plc from 2014 through 2017 and as Senior Counsel for Transocean Ltd. from 2011 through 2014.
Mr. Tarkington began his career at the law firm of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. Mr. Tarkington holds a B.A. from Rice University and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Kevin Fox joined the Company in March 2019 as Vice President, Corporate Development. In this role, he will manage Corporate Development, Investor Relations and the global Marketing activities of the Company. Prior to joining Thermon, Mr. Fox served in various roles of increasing responsibility in strategy, corporate development and finance with General Electric from 2006 to 2019.
Mr. Fox holds a B.A. from Boston College and a M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.