Thomas J. Snyder served as the President of Delco Remy International, INC in Anderson, Indiana from 1994-2006 and following that was the Chairman of the Flagship Energy Systems Center (FESC) in Anderson. Currently he is President of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. During his 11 years with Delco Remy International, he established a new business model and diversified the company from a captive General Motors supplier to a global leader in truck, off road and aftermarket products, increasing the company in size from $500 million to over $1.3 billion in sales and worldwide employment from 1,500 to 6,000.
At FESC, Snyder assisted in the development of small business incubators and early businesses accelerator of emerging energy and electronic technologies. The FESC is a unit of Flagship Enterprise Center, Indiana's second certified technology park and the state's first energy-focused center of excellence. Leading technologies include hybrid systems, lithium batteries, solid oxide fuel cells and alternative fuels. Twelve energy-related companies are now clients of the Anderson-based incubator.
Snyder was the 2006 Co-Chair of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and is currently Co-Chair of the new Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics initiative in Central Indiana.
While at Delco Remy, Snyder maintained three Indiana operations. including Remy Headquarters and Technical Center (Anderson, IN), Franklin Power (Franklin, IN) and Locomotive Products (Peru, IN), which totaled nearly 1,000 employees in Indiana . In the face of a changing competitive environment he also helped Delco Remy enter the global remanufacturing business, completing 17 acquisitions and six joint ventures and beginning operations in 12 countries, including Hungary, Poland and China .
Snyder's career at General Motors Corporation saw him hold positions in engineering and marketing for products including maintenance free-batteries, Magnequench magnets and electric vehicle components.
He graduated from Kettering University, formerly General Motors Institute in 1967, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Snyder also holds a master's degree in business administration from Indiana University.
Snyder served six years in Air Force R & D with assignments at Vandenberg and Andrews Air Force Bases and the Pentagon.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Indiana State Chamber, a member of the Executive Council of the Saint Theodore Guerin High School in Noblesville, a board member of the Paramount Theatre restoration in Anderson , and a member of the World Economic Forum in Davos , Switzerland .
His wife, Bobbette, is Executive Director of the Leadership Academy of Madison County and they have four children.