17-3/4 years after joining Masco’s Thermador cooking subsidiary, Tom Tino, a relative newcomer to appliances, is leaving Thermador, Bosch and a transformed industry, all for the very last time. A witness to Thermador’s slow arrogance-fueled strangulation, Tom was instrumental in its eventual Phoenix-like resurgence.
Though this editor worked side by side with Tom only his first week as he replaced me, I’ve had cause to work with him in a product development capacity for years.
Stubborn, gritty, principled and equal parts surly and bemused. A deeply private, private life notable for a legendary devotion.
He walks the corridors of Thermador a final time on Friday March 27, 2015 to begin a well earned retirement, and takes with him the last snippets of original Thermador brand DNA.
Though never a fan of ApplianceAdvisor, we are certainly fans of his. Thank you sir for your service.