Tom Jackson is a Senior Consultant with The Hayes Group International. He has spent his career coaching, guiding and implementing best-in-class innovative practices in business development, operations, lean-sigma transformation and engineering. His work with Hayes concentrates in the areas of executive coaching, team development, strategic change management, organizational effectiveness, facilitation and speaking.
He specializes in guiding management objectives with fiscal insight and accountability while providing leadership coaching to mid-size and large organizations in healthcare, finance, retail, transportation, chemical and engineering industries resulting in enhanced productivity, high performance teams and enthusiastic customers.
Tom brings over 25 years’ experience working with all core areas of operations, engineering, logistics, finance, IT and HR where he deftly provided comprehensive leadership, guidance and innovative methodologies to all areas and business management practices to invoke change and growth while creating collaborative high performance leadership teams.
His corporate background includes executive level oversight and management in Fortune 500 global corporations and multi-state territories including complex projects in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio. During his tenure in Georgia his company was selected as Georgia’s Manufacturer of the Year for large companies and also was recognized as one of the “Top 25” companies in Industry Week’s best plant competition. Additionally, as CEO/President, Tom has frequently secured profitable enhancements while implementing cost reduction initiatives, successfully groomed and mentored executive staffs, offered a seasoned voice to start up situations, guided and led collaborative M&A integration activities, and championed global engineering concept developments.
In addition to his executive leadership experience Tom holds a U.S. Patent for electrical center design and has chaired numerous SAE committees’ and has served as a U.S. representative on several International ANSI committees. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Youngstown State University in Ohio and a Goizueta Executive Management certification from Emory University in Atlanta. Tom also served with the United States Navy and has the distinction of being the first enlisted man to receive the Surface Warfare Specialist medal.