They founded A·P·E and lead the company to success.
After studying Technical Engineering at the Technical University of Dresden, Thomas began his scientific career at the Institute for Communications Engineering in Berlin as a technical designer, with a key role in the testing department for circuit layouts.
In 1992, Thomas met Jan Popien and Edlef Büttner, and joined them to found A·P·E.
Until December 2014 Thomas was managing director of A·P·E. Since January 2015 he withdraws from business operations and together with the other co-founders he forms a new department which concentrates on strategic and technical tasks forming the future of the company.