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.
    Melissa Harrison

    Melissa Harrison

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

    Lisa Hinton

    IT/Marketing
    Lisa is responsible for overseeing IT and Marketing for the company.
    Debbi Tisdale

    Debbi Tisdale

    Customer Account Representative
    Debbi is responsible for quoting, order processing, and customer assistance in Delaware (upper), Florida (except Panhandle), Maryland, New Jersey (south), Eastern Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D. C.
    Morgan Morris

    Morgan Morris

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

    Erin Harrison

    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, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Western Pennsylvania, Texas (El Paso only), Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.
    Ashley Kelly

    Ashley Kelly

    Customer Account Representative
    Ashley is responsible for quoting, order processing, and customer assistance in Connecticut (except Fairfield County), South Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Wisconsin.
    Samantha Bass

    Samantha Bass

    Customer Account Representative
    Samantha is responsible for assisting the CARs and Scheduling along with processing invoices and approval for payments for chain accounts.
    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.
    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.
    Dwayne Tisdale

    Dwayne Tisdale

    Customer Service Technician
    Dwayne 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
    Justin is responsible for overseeing all aspects of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
    Nikki Ashford

    Nikki Ashford

    Accounts Payable
    Nikki handles vendor invoices or bills and records the short-term debts in the general ledger
    Amber Henley

    Amber Henley

    Accounts Payable
    Amber handles vendor invoices or bills and records the short-term debts in the general ledger
    Melissa Wade

    Melissa Wade

    Accounts Receivable
    Melissa is responsible for invoices for goods or services received by the company.
    Brooke Holifield

    Brooke Holifield

    Account Recievable/Credit
    Brooke is responsible for invoices for goods or services received by the company as well as credits.
    Danielle Herrington

    Danielle Herrington

    Payroll
    Danielle is responsible for all aspects of payroll.
    Marketta Reddoch

    Marketta Reddoch

    Human Resources Coodinator
    Marketta is responsible for company insurance benefits, workers' compensation, and record keeping within the HR department.
    Kimberly McRoy

    Kimberly McRoy

    Executive Assistant/Human Resources
    Kimberly McRoy is responsible for assistant the CEO and President/VP and Operations Manager as well as various Human Resources functions within the HR department.
    Raine Harrison

    Raine Harrison

    HR Assistant
    Raine is responsible for onboarding, data processing, and various Human Resources functions within the HR department.
    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

    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.

    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.