Thomas Mehler began his career with Southco in 1990, when he joined the company as an Account Manager in his native Germany.
In his 29 years with Southco, Thomas has held numerous management positions in various functions and locations throughout the organization. Beginning in 1996, he was named the Managing Director for Southco’s Europe operations and relocated to England. In 2001, he led the launch of Southco’s Asia Pacific operations, where he oversaw dramatic growth in China. Thomas moved to Southco’s Global Headquarters in the US in 2008, where he was promoted to Managing Director of the Americas Region. During his tenure as Managing Director, he spearheaded Southco’s expansion into South America with an acquisition in Brazil.
In 2016, Thomas Mehler became the fifth President in Southco’s history, which spans over 100 years. Thomas holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Techniker Schule Frankfurt and a Master’s Degree of Business Administration from Bath University (UK).