Thomas Eric Kuckhoff ’14, MBA ’21 Receives 2022 Roaring10 Award
Thomas Kuckhoff of Huntington Station, New York, graduated from Clemson in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and earned a Clemson Master of Business Administration degree in 2021.
A licensed engineer in the State of South Carolina, Thomas started his career with ABB Motors and Mechanical Inc. in Greenville. He recently joined Omron Automation and currently leads its industrial controller business for the Americas. While at ABB, he pioneered the design and performance of innovative products that resulted in 13 U.S. patents and 17 ABB engineering achievement awards.
Thomas championed ABB’s participation in Clemson’s Mechanical Engineering Capstone Program, which works with industry partners to give undergraduate students real-world design and problem-solving experience. He also significantly grew ABB’s engagement with Clemson’s Cooperative Education Program, through which undergraduates get on-the-job work experience.
Thomas has been a leader in multiple community service roles, including board member, committee chair and volunteer. He focuses on education for a wide breadth of students through non-profits such as Junior Achievement of the Upstate and the Center for Developmental Services.
Supporting United Way of Greenville County as a Hands on Greenville team leader and a Loaned Executive, Thomas furthered his community impact as an alumnus of PropelGVL and Leadership Greenville. Both are joint leadership programs between the United Way and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Driven by his non-profit experience he led the establishment of the Dodge Industrial Foundation in Greenville as a source of scholarships for local students. He was named to Greenville Business Magazine’s Best and Brightest 35 and Under list in the fall of 2022.