Commission candidate biosPublished 9:43am Friday, October 26, 2012
Tom Pack (R)
I was born in the old St Luke’s Hospital in Tryon and have lived in Polk County or a neighboring county for all but 11 ½ years of my life. I have been closely involved in the county all of my life as I have strong family ties to Polk County.
I am currently employed as president of manufacturing at White Oak Carpet Mills in Spindale.
My family and I are Baptist. My wife Lisa teaches first grade at Spartanburg Christian Academy. We have two sons Eric, who is 13 years old, and Timothy, who is 11 years old.
I am in my second term as county commissioner and have served as liaison to several boards in my duties as county commissioner. I am also a member of the NRA.
I am both a fiscal and Christian conservative. I have more than 20 years of management experience. I have been a small business owner, manager of engineering and development, plant manager of small, medium and large operations and currently president of manufacturing.
I have been responsible for a handful of employees to more than 400 employees. I have been responsible for small budgets of just over $1,000,000 to budgets of more than $50,000,000.
I hold a US patent for a “System and Method” that I developed as project engineer while employed at Mohawk Industries in Landrum.
At White Oak Carpet, we utilize the latest technologies in engineering and building our own propriety equipment for the manufacturing of our high end custom carpet and rugs.