Thomas F. Gilbane Jr. is the Chairman and CEO of Gilbane Inc., a holding company with two principal subsidiaries- Gilbane Building Company and Gilbane Development Company. The two companies' roots trace back to its founding in 1873. Tom is one of five members of the 4th generation of the family active in the management of the company.
Tom joined Gilbane Building Company full-time in 1970 after having worked six summers in various training assignments. He has served in most field and office positions. He was appointed Vice President - Regional Manager in 1976 and moved to Cleveland, Ohio to open the Midwest Regional Office. In 1983, Mr. Gilbane was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, and he returned to the Corporate Office in Providence in 1984. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in 1997 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2004.
He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Gilbane, Inc. in July, 2008 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. One of Tom’s key focuses has been fostering an incident and injury free culture within Gilbane (Gilbane Cares). Thousands of employees work on Gilbane job sites and in Gilbane offices every day, and the goal of Gilbane Cares is that everyone is treated like a member of the family and avoids risks so they will return home safely to their loved ones. The Gilbane Cares culture includes safety, and extends to diversity/inclusion and sustainability.
He is a director of Gilbane Inc., Gilbane Building Company, Gilbane Development Company, ITSI Gilbane; ACE Mentor Program of America; member of the Brown University Engineering Advisory Committee, a Babson College Trustee, and Chairman of the Babson Finance Committee. His past appointments include:
Mr. Gilbane graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Business Advanced Management Program; Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, majoring in Project Management; Babson College with a B.S.B.A. in Business Management; Rhode Island School of Design, Evening Division with a Certificate in Building Construction; attended Brown University for three years studying liberal arts.
Mr. Gilbane also served six years in the Army National Guard and retired as a 2nd Lieutenant from the 861st Engineering Company.