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Meet the Tecmer Leadership

Thomas R. Drake

Founder & President

photo - Thomas R. Drake - Founder and President

Thomas R. Drake is the President and CEO of Tecmer, Inc. with responsibility for all day-to-day operations, marketing, sales and financial aspects of managing the firm. Furthering his dream of one day founding his own consulting firm, Thomas founded Tecmer, Inc. in 1987. The Company became fully operational in 1993.

Prior to founding Tecmer, Inc., Thomas cofounded Onsite Engineering and Management (Onsite) where he served as Vice President for 10+ years. In his role at Onsite, he was responsible for providing project management and customer interface for all outages, supervising engineers and technicians, determining manpower and project requirements. Onsite was later sold to Aerotek, who was seeking to expand their services in the technical arena. . Before starting Onsite, Thomas worked with GE Power Systems Nuclear Division for 13-years.

Thomas is a seasoned executive technical manager with over 35 years of experience in all types of power plants. He has a keen ability to assess technical ability and work character engendering loyalty amongst his contractors and clients.

Thomas attended Tennessee State University majoring in Mechanical and Architectural Engineering. Spurred by an adventurous spirit, he later left college to join the U.S. Peace Corp where he lived and worked alongside farmers in Guatemala. While in the Peace Corp, Thomas met his wife who ensured he was fully bilingual in Spanish.

Thomas has 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren living in Georgia, Ohio and Minnesota. Thomas currently resides in the northern outskirts of Atlanta, GA while making plans to build his dream home at the “old family home place” in Tennessee.