Tom Paisley

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Tom Paisley

Operating Principal

> WITH IOP SINCE 2006

Project Description

Tom has over 30 years of experience in a range of manufacturing and management leadership roles at large- and middle-market manufacturing companies.

At IOP, Tom has served as chairman of Algoma, FAS Controls and Trantech, and as a board member of TMD, Aarrowcast and AAA Sales & Engineering.

Prior to joining IOP, Tom, together with John Colainne, led the turnaround and eventual sale of Davis Industries, a manufacturer of automotive stampings and assemblies. The turnaround culminated in a highly successful sale of the company to Tesma International, a division of Magna International.

Previously, Tom presided over the opening of two greenfield facilities and the dramatic increase in sales and earnings at Rockwell International’s plastics division. Following the sale of that business to Cambridge Industries, he continued with Cambridge as the general manager of Cambridge’s North Carolina operations, specializing in compression-molded structural automotive components. He became chief operating officer of Cambridge’s Automotive Group, serving automotive and commercial vehicle customers. Tom began his career in a variety of manufacturing supervisor and plant manager roles, producing metal and composite automotive components at SKD Manufacturing Company, Butler Metal Products and Butler Polymet.