Thomas McDonough


Corporate Manufacturing

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
This is more difficult to answer than I thought as there is not much I don’t eat. So, if I had to pick, I would go with a chicken parmesan dinner (especially if it has pasta instead of the salad (oh, and don’t forget the garlic bread).
What’s your secret skill?
Well, forget sports since I broke both my arms at the same time playing basketball 25 years ago… So, I’d say my secret skill is landscaping and gardening. I worked in a garden/landscape center when I was young and I just took to it.
If you were a laminate, which would you be, and why?
If we were talking film laminates (which we will examine doing), I would be a transparent hologram on a rigid transparent film. It would have a lot going on, strong, and obviously transparent.
What’s your best travel story?
Oh boy… I have done quite a bit of travel, with quite a few stories. I have to think about “best” or most memorable categorizing as personal or work trips. Personal: Overall trip to Italy with my wife and a few friends. Business: When I was on the 23rd floor of an office building in Mexico City, Santa Fe District when a 7.1 earthquake hit in Sept of 2017, or when an engine gave out on a business trip to Australia and we had to emergency land in Brisbane instead of Sydney…I could keep going.
What do you like to make?
Restoring old/antique-ish items for everyday use. My wife and I have restored 1920’s furniture, a 1952 Seeburg jukebox that we saved and got working, along with an old slot machine, amongst other projects.