Tom retired from Intel Corporation in June 2016 and then worked as an Intel Encore Fellow at the Keshet Center for the Arts. Founder and Artistic Director, Shira Greenberg has given Tom the job title of “Renaissance Man.”
Currently Tom is contributing to New Mexico non-profit organizations in the arts as a core contributing member of SciArt Santa Fe and a board member of STEMarts Lab. Previously Tom was a board member of Parallel Studios which produced the annual CURRENTS New Media Art Festival and also maintained the CURRENTS 826 Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. He is also working on artwork of his own design at his home studio which he calls the Karmatetra Design Studio.
Tom graduated from the University of Florida in 1981 with a focus on computer aided design (CAD). For the next ten years he gained practical experience with CAD and three-dimensional (3D) design in the fields of architecture and engineering.
Tom’s interest in 3D design and CAD led him to be a value-added-reseller (VAR) for Autodesk obtaining certifications in training and installation. Tom also produced 3D photo-realistic renderings, engineering visualizations and fly-through animations for a variety of architecture and engineering projects for customers such as the DOE, Siemens, Ogden Environmental, Science & Engineering Associates and Peacock Myers & Adams PC.
From 1994 thru 2004 Tom entered into the fields of software application development and information technologies. During this period Tom was Configuration Manager for a retail banking systems developer, IT Manager for the largest architectural/engineering firm in New Mexico and a Senior Software Engineer with Intel Corporation.
Tom was the Executive Director of the Intel Innovation Center at the Rio Rancho, New Mexico campus for over 2 years. He promoted innovation and creativity among Intel employees to generate new concepts, intellectual property, usage models and products. As Innovation Center Manger, Tom reached out to the community and supported collaboration within New Mexico between public and private entities on new innovative technologies.
Tom then served as the Intel New Mexico Data Center Manager. Tom was responsible for managing all of the data centers on the Rio Rancho Intel campus. Tom had a positive energy saving influence in the global Data Center Hosting organization by winning the 2010 Intel Environmental Excellence Gold Award for creating and driving an innovative process to reduce energy used by data centers.