Thomas is a German citizen and graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 2002. He joined Burckhardt Compression directly after graduating working in R&D and the engineering division. Further experience was gained in project management before taking up a new position as Head of Contracting in China, where he lived for six years. On returning to the head office in 2012 he took over responsibility for project execution in the marine business, leading to his current position in business development. He has 17 years’ experience with compression machinery and their auxiliary systems for land and marine based hydrocarbon transport and storage installations.