Shain Thomas

Since 2014, Shain Thomas has been Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Controls, Inc., one of North America’s largest system integration firms focused on the water/wastewater industry. Under his leadership and strategic direction, the 45-year-old employee-owned company has doubled its size in the last four years and has partnered on some of the country’s largest water system design-build projects.

Thomas believes strongly in inspiring innovation and superior customer service from his teams by providing a positive work environment and self-improvement opportunities. His infectious, ‘can-do’ attitude encourages employees to dig deep to find solutions to challenging customer problems. Tesco has also encouraged agencies and municipalities to learn the benefits of using design-build and collaborative delivery methods by sponsoring educational opportunities. As a new board member, Thomas looks forward to furthering the work of the WDBC in educating and advocating for collaborative delivery methods.

Based in Sacramento, CA, Thomas is deeply committed to furthering the work of local organizations whose work benefits the emotional and physical health of children and currently serves on the board of directors for the Northern California Make-A-Wish Foundation.