Wichita, Kansas, United States
Tom has been in calibration, tools and equipment since graduating from The University of Kansas in 1995. In 2003, Tom founded Alltite, Inc. which sells, rents, services and repairs industrial tooling with an emphasis in bolt torque and tensioning. Alltite specializes in tool kits and custom Quality Programs for Bolting in the Wind, Oil and Natural Gas, Power Gen, and Refining Industries. Tom has been published twice in Compressor Tech Two and has given Bolting Seminars to 6 different Nuclear Power Plants. Most recently, Tom co-authored a White Paper titled "Field Calibration and Accuracy of Torque Wrenches" presented at the 2011 ASME PVP Conference.
In 2005, Alltite began providing precision on-site calibration services to heavy industrial customers. Our focus started with torque wrenches but expanded into electronics, force, pressure, dimensional metrology and pyrometry. In 2008 Tom led Alltite to become the world’s first laboratory accredited for field calibration of high capacity torque wrenches through A2LA to the ISO 17025 standard. Today, Alltite has 16 labs across the US and 2 in Canada and perform over 30,000 calibrations each year and growing.