FMH names Nick Thomey as President

  • November 17, 2010
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November 17, 2010 - FMH named Nick Thomey as its new President. In his new role, Thomey will lead one of the Midwest’s largest and highly trained work forces in mechanical design, engineering, fabricating and implementation of electronic controls. He arrives just as the company settles into a new 34,000 square-foot facility in Fridley that it shares with FPD Power Development, a power plant electrical construction consultant and developer. Both companies were previously located in St. Anthony. “The move definitely provides us with a more modern facility that improves everything from receiving to production and shipping. It also gives us the ability to expand down the road,” Thomey says. Thomey says it’s an opportune time for growth in the electronic control systems business. He has targeted two components of the federal government as prospective areas for increased business: the Department of Energy and its initiative to address antiquated infrastructure for the country’s power generation system, and the Department of Defense, which FMH has worked with already, most recently building control systems for the USS New York, an amphibious transport ship that is constructed from more than 7 tons of steel from the World Trade Center. FMH helped manage various ship systems, including ammunition lift platforms, weapons elevators, vertical conveyors and well deck doors. “We’re elated to have landed someone with Nick’s proven leadership capabilities at the helm during such an important time in terms of growth opportunities,” says FMH Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Meyers. Thomey comes to FMH after a 16-year career at Minneapolis-based ObjectFX Corp., where his leadership skills and knack for creating processes that add value and expand markets helped him rise through the ranks. He served as the company’s President and CEO since 2005, helping to produce its first profitable years in 2007 and 2008. He says he’s excited about the move to high-tech manufacturing. “After so many years in the software industry, I can actually see our products evolve on a daily basis. Delivering a critical component to our customers’ end products that exceeds quality requirements and meshes with their production process is extremely valuable and satisfying,” he says. Thomey is a graduate of Dartmouth College. He served in the U.S. Navy for eight years, logging more than 2,500 flight hours, including two deployments to the Persian Gulf. During his last tour as a Pensacola, Fla.-based flight instructor, he earned a master of business administration degree from the University of West Florida. About FMH Corp.Founded in 2003, FMH employs one of the Midwest’s largest and highly trained work forces in mechanical design, engineering, fabricating and implementation of electronic controls. FMH oversees the entire process, to provide overflow design and engineering services, or to assist with technical review. Learn More

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