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Boon Edam Hires Physics PhD as Engineering Manager


Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced the hiring of Tom Schneider as the company’s new Engineering Manager.

Tom brings to Boon Edam 22 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within scientific and technical disciplines at several companies. In his most recent position, Tom managed technical programs for KYMA Technologies. He has also worked in the aerospace and defense industries with companies such as Bennett Aerospace and Laird-Durham (formerly Nextreme Thermal Solutions Inc.). His experience is supported by his Doctorate degree in Physics from North Carolina State University.

Boon Edam Hires Tom Schneider as New Head of Engineering
Boon Edam Hires Tom Schneider as New Head of Engineering

As the Engineering Manager, Tom is responsible for leading a department of 15 engineers at Boon Edam’s factory in Lillington, NC. Among his many managerial responsibilities, he will lead the team’s effort to research and evaluate product improvement opportunities, in cooperation with sales staff, to better understand customer needs and insights. He will also be working with product development teams in both Lillington and Edam, The Netherlands, to manage and coordinate new product development and existing product enhancements. As Boon Edam continues to expand the range of products manufactured at the NC facility, Tom’s expertise will be in great demand.

“Tom’s arrival comes at a crucial time for Boon Edam,” said Mark Borto, President and CEO, Boon Edam Inc. “We’ve had explosive growth in the past few years from customers ranging across government, critical infrastructure and the Fortune 100, who often seek some degree of product customization to meet their high-level needs. We are actively investing in top-notch talent across our organization to deliver a premium product and a superior customer experience, with precise global execution. Tom’s credentials are a perfect fit for our trajectory to lead the industry not only in the Americas but worldwide.”