Over the past 25+ years Tom has proven himself where it counts – in the trenches. Tom is currently the owner of FORCEpkg. Prior to his latest business endeavor, he managed multiple titles, including principal/co-owner of WFM, head of new business development, account service representative, chief operations officer, art director, designer. Tom has worked with a variety of consumer products companies helping them develop effective branding solutions. These companies include Adelphia Seafood, Dorman, eatKeenwa, Fresh Solutions Network (Side Delights), Klamath Basin Fresh Organics, Koch’s Turkey, Stoner (Invisible Glass & Stoner Car Care), and Tom Sturgis. In addition, Tom’s award-winning package/brand design firms have served national and international clients including The Hershey Company (Breath Savers, Brookside, Cadbury, 5th Avenue, Jolly Rancher, Kit Kat, Krave, Kisses, Miniatures, Ice Breakers, PayDay, Reese's, Scharffen Berger, Twizzlers, York and more), Pfizer (Advil, Caltrate, Centrum, ChapStick, Dimetapp, Emergen-C, Nexium 24HR, Preparation H, Robitussin, ThermaCare), Ronzoni, San Giorgio, W.L. Gore (Gore-Tex), and Zippo.
Tom has written articles for Brand Packaging and FLEXO Magazine. He and his company(s) have been featured in Fast Company Magazine, Package Design Magazine, BXP Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Brand Packaging, Candy Business Magazine, New Products Magazine, noAH Directory of International Package Design Vol. 8 & 9, Market Smart Design, and Package Design China.