Tom Pearson is a recognized expert in the mining and metals sector with more than 30 years of experience providing deep expertise, managerial leadership and knowledge of key issues in the areas of operational turnaround and financial restructuring, distressed financing, asset divestitures, and private equity control buyouts. Mr. Pearson’s industry expertise includes Mining and metals (coal, iron ore, copper, bauxite, gold, silver, and basic minerals), Steel, Capital Equipment (including turn-key projects and technology transfer), Manufacturing and Industrial/Business Services.
Mr. Pearson has served in numerous management and board capacities as CFO, CEO, and Chairman of several steel foundries, machining, manufacturing, and industrial services companies. He served as the interim CEO & CFO of two steel foundry and machining companies under the same ownership, involved in melting and manufacturing castings for industrial, capital equipment and mining companies. Moreover, Mr. Pearson served as the interim CEO for AddisonMcKee Holdings, a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of tube and endforming technologies; the Chairman and CEO of NEO Industries, an industrial chrome-plating company servicing aluminum and steel companies worldwide; and the Chairman and CEO of Ohmite Holdings, an industrial resistor company.
Mr. Pearson has extensive coal industry experience:
Additionally, Mr. Pearson acted as an advisor to the United Steel Workers in the US and Canada on a variety of issues including plant closings, collective bargaining, and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) buyouts with such companies as Sydney Steel, Wheeling Pittsburgh, and Sharon Steel.
He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, Association for Corporate Growth and the New York Institute of Credit. Mr. Pearson’s has a solid understanding of blockchain technology and its implications. Recent speaking engagements include Blockchain Technology Panelist for Annual American College of Investment Counsel Conference in New York, NY and Blockchain Conference for KC supply chain council and KU’s Blockchain Institute at Kansas University.
He is the recipient of the TMA Midwest Chapter 2010 Small Company Turnaround of the Year Award for his role as interim manager. He is a graduate of Continental Bank’s MBA corporate credit training program.