OUR TEAM

TEAM THERMO-KOOL

Get to Know the Thermo-Kool Team

Rand McLaughlin

Rand McLaughlin

President and Chief Executive Officer
Rand is responsible for the overall management and performance of the company.
Lee Thames

Lee Thames

Vice President and Operations Manager
Lee is responsible for overseeing the management of the operations of the company as well as research and development, government regulations and approvals for the company.
David Whitehead

David Whitehead

Plant Manager
David is responsible for managing all production as well as the maintenance and safety functions.
Paul Moss

Paul Moss

Accounting Manager
Paul is responsible for managing the financial aspects of the company.
Donnie Carpenter

Donnie Carpenter

Manufacturing Support Manager
Donnie is responsible for production support as well as managing customer service, production design, quality control, engineering, and working with various building code entities.
Mark Fogarty

Mark Fogarty

National Sales Manager
Mark is responsible for managing marketing and sales functions as well as working with Thermo-Kool's roster of marketing agents throughout the United States.
Melissa Harrison

Melissa Harrison

Inside Sales Manager
Melissa is responsible for managing the Inside Sales, Drafting and Scheduling Departments for the company.
Lisa Hinton

Lisa Hinton

Executive Specialist/IT/HR and Marketing
Lisa is responsible for overseeing HR and IT as well as assisting with various Marketing fuctions.
Debbi Tisdale

Debbi Tisdale

Customer Account Representative
Debbi is responsible for quoting, order processing, and customer assistance in Connecticut (Fairfield County only), Delaware (upper), Florida (except Panhandle), Maryland, New Jersey, New York (Poughkeepsie, South, and City Metro), Eastern Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D. C.
Morgan Morris

Morgan Morris

Installation Specialist
Morgan is responsible for quoting, order processing, and customer assistance in National Chain Accounts (turnkey package including coordination of the delivery and installation).
Erin Flynt

Erin Flynt

Customer Account Representative
Erin is responsible for quoting, order processing, and customer assistance in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida Panhandle, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Illinois, South Carolina, Tennessee, Eastern Wisconsin.
Allison Ishee

Allison Ishee

Customer Account Representative
Allison is responsible for quoting, order processing, and customer assistance in Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, Southern California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Nevada (Clark County only), New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Western Pennsylvania, Texas, Upstate New York, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Summer Gregory

Summer Gregory

Sales Assistant
Summer is responsible of assisting all of sales with quoting, order processing, and all paperworks dealing with or around the sales process.
Ashley Kelly

Ashley Kelly

Customer Account Representative
Ashley is responsible for quoting, order processing, and customer assistance in California (North of Bakersfield), Connecticut (except Fairfield County), South Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada (North of Clark County), New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Wisconsin.
Katie Smith

Katie Smith

Chain Account Coordinator
Katie is responsible for quoting, order processing, and customer assistance in National Chain Accounts (turnkey package including coordination of the delivery and installation).
Brent Husband

Brent Husband

Customer Service Supervisor
Brent is responsible for handling parts, service, and technical calls along with warranty issues for walk-ins, blast chillers/shock freezers and refrigeration.
Charlie Thames

Charlie Thames

Customer Service Technician
Charlie is responsible for handling parts, service, and technical calls along with warranty issues for walk-ins, blast chillers/shock freezers and refrigeration.
Audreanna McCray

Audreanna McCray

Customer Service Assistant
Audreanna is responsible for assisting Customer Service with the handling of parts, service, and technical calls as well as warranty issues.
Carol Hathorn

Carol Hathorn

Scheduling Supervisor
Carol is responsible for coordinating, scheduling, and shipment of all jobs after approval for production.
Tammy Jennings

Tammy Jennings

Scheduling Assistant
Tammy is responsible for coordinating, scheduling, and shipment of all jobs after approval for production.
Justin Pugh

Justin Pugh

Accounting Supervisor
Nikki Ashford

Nikki Ashford

Accounts Payable
Danielle Herrington

Danielle Herrington

Payroll
Shanequa Richardson

Shanequa Richardson

Credit
Amber Henley

Amber Henley

Accounts Payable
Melissa Wade

Melissa Wade

Accounts Receivable
Samantha Bass

Samantha Bass

Customer Account Representative
OUR HISTORY

THERMO-KOOL TIMELINE

The pride of our master craftsmen has been handed down through the years, allowing us to build and maintain our reputation for quality and customer service.

 

1960: The Beginning

1960-TIMELINE

The Beginning

Established in Laurel, MS, the company opened its doors under the name Mid-South Industries, Inc. Shortly after, we adopted the name “Thermo-Kool” in order to present a more memorable name within the industry.

1975

1975-TIMELINE

1975

With only fifteen years into the industry, Thermo-Kool soon realized it was outgrowing its humble beginnings. The company soon moved to its new, modern manufacturing facility in North Laurel Industrial Park. This spacious, ten-acre plant allowed us to meet the level of production demanded by our ever-increasing sales volume.

2000

Comptroller 1 (1)

2000

Our new comptroller office opened in our downtown area. This facility housed the company’s accounting, data processing, and credit department.

2017

2017-TIMELINE

2017

To accommodate our increased production, and to better meet the needs and expectations of our customers, it became a necessity and a privilege for us to expand our factory location in order to not only facilitate higher production, but to integrate new, more modern equipment so that we can continue to produce a superior, quality product.

2019

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2019

Two years later, Thermo-Kool purchased an office directly in the center of our historic, downtown area. This facility houses the company’s accounting, sales, and scheduling department.

2022: Present Day

Thermo-Kool-Employees

The Present & Future

Today, our products are used by many of the best-known restaurants and institutions in the United States. Thermo-Kool strives to continually offer new product advancements and the highest-quality consulting and design services to our customers.

1960-TIMELINE

The Beginning

Established in Laurel, MS, the company opened its doors under the name Mid-South Industries, Inc. Shortly after, we adopted the name “Thermo-Kool” in order to present a more memorable name within the industry.

1975-TIMELINE

1975

With only fifteen years into the industry, Thermo-Kool soon realized it was outgrowing its humble beginnings. The company soon moved to its new, modern manufacturing facility in North Laurel Industrial Park. This spacious, ten-acre plant allowed us to meet the level of production demanded by our ever-increasing sales volume.

Comptroller 1 (1)

2000

Our new comptroller office opened in our downtown area. This facility housed the company’s accounting, data processing, and credit department.

2017-TIMELINE

2017

To accommodate our increased production, and to better meet the needs and expectations of our customers, it became a necessity and a privilege for us to expand our factory location in order to not only facilitate higher production, but to integrate new, more modern equipment so that we can continue to produce a superior, quality product.

IMG_6573 (1)-1

2019

Two years later, Thermo-Kool purchased an office directly in the center of our historic, downtown area. This facility houses the company’s accounting, sales, and scheduling department.

Thermo-Kool-Employees

The Present & Future

Today, our products are used by many of the best-known restaurants and institutions in the United States. Thermo-Kool strives to continually offer new product advancements and the highest-quality consulting and design services to our customers.