Robert Kurth Thompson Jr.
President of TSME Inc. USA.
Robert Thompson Jr is President of Thompson's Specialties Middle East Inc. USA and with Timothy Bradfield Thompson founded Thompsons Specialties Middle East LLC in Qatar as a Joint Venture with the International House of Trading in 2001.
Robert Thompson a West Texas native and a Graduate of Yale University Robert has a long experience with Safety being Certified in Fire Fighting from the Ansul Fire School located in Marinette, Wisconsin. USA He worked with Delta Fire and Safety in New Orleans and later with other safety companies. As President of the company, he is in daily contact to Thompson SME - Doha helping with strategic development and finance.
Timothy Bradfield Thompson
General Manager and Co-Founder of TSME.
Tim Thompson is the General Manager and Co-Founder of Thompson Specialties Middle East. He has been in Fire and Safety for over 25 years having worked for several quality organizations in the Fire and Safety world. Often accused of bleeding “Ansul” (famous line of firefighting equipment) and placing his friend’s aka employees above all else to achieve results for customers that often exceed expectations. (as measured by customer’s surveys) Tim is proud to have personally trained many of the staffs over the year with the motto’s. “Easier to do the job right the first time than fix it later” earning him and the company the reputation that “Thompson’s Fire Systems Work” Outside of work, Tim often enjoys participating in Ironman and Triathlon trainings. With His Father Robert K. Thompson (now semi-retired) Thompson’s future is forward thinking with the aim to keep its employees safe and well rewarded, which in turn will keep the customer’s coming back to the friendly and knowledgeable staff they have come to know at Thompsons.
Admin & Finance Officer
Edna Magno-Legson is the Admin & Finance Officer of Thompsons Specialties Middle East, LLC and has been with the company since 2007. Edna is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over thirty-five years of comprehensive experience in the field of accounting, auditing, cash management, financial management, taxation, administration, people management, budget oversight, forecasting and business analysis. A self-driven woman, Edna believes in gender equality in this male-centric business world. She believes that the rights, responsibilities and opportunities does not depend on whether you are born male or female. Originally from the Philippines, Edna has a passion for travel, explore other places, learn other cultures and create lifetime memories.
Manager Operations and Engineered Department
Dhana Sekharan is Thompson’s Specialties Engineered System Manager and has been with company for 10 years. An Mechanical Engineer by profession, Dhana has more than 22 years of experience with Fire & Gas Fire Suppression / Fire Fighting system, particularly for Industrial, Commercial and Oil and Gas industry. He started the career as Site Engineer in Fire & Gas Fire Suppression in Chennai, India, prior to moving to the Middle East. Dhana, previously worked in Oman, with Teejan Trading & Contracting for five years as Department Manager for Fire Protection Systems and was primarily responsible for sales, design, engineering, estimation and project execution to a great extent. Within Thompson, during its last 10 years of association, Dhana has worked in various roles – Engineering, Design, Sales, Projects execution and Commissioning. Originally from Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, India, Dhana is a follower of South Indian cultures/traditions and enjoys listening to Indian Music and watching/Playing Cricket and badminton.
Manager Service Department
Pradish George has Over 17 years of Middle east experience in Fire Protection fields and more than 08 years’ experience as a Manager. He worked with some of the leading companies in Middle east such as Ms/ Naffco & Dubai world, he has worked with mostly all brands in fire systems, in addition to his experience and personal qualities, He is having a solid educational foundation and a passion for technology. He has thorough knowledge of all Fire Protection Systems & Well versed with local & international standards.
Manager Pre-Engineered Department
Arnold Ventanilla is the head of Pre-engineered Division (Restaurant Fire Suppression System) and has been with Thompson since January 2012. Starting from 2007 in Dubai, his experienced in Gulf has developed him in the field of sales and marketing, most specially in administration. As a professional educator, he has developed a systematic and organized system to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the division Mentoring the staffs and technicians to develop their full potential is one of the key factor to achieve the goal. “To be one of the best firefighting company in the world” He is passionate in whatever he does because he believes that more than hard work and commitment, comes trust and relationship which brings success in the field. From Pearl of the Orient Seas (Philippines), the company is pleased to have him in the team that brings confidence in our core aspect of expertise. “Doing the right thing is not my goal but confidence in doing the right thing makes it noble!” – Arnold Ventanilla
Manager Business Development
Ahmed Hefnawy is Thompson Specialties Middle East’s (TSME) Marketing and Business Development Manager, He has graduated 2008 with industrial engineering background, initially started as technical sales support engineer in one of the market leaders in FF&FA field in Egypt. Acted in offshore correspondence operations’ dept. enjoying utmost access to extensive list of global leaders of firefighting & fire alarm manufacturers to design, distribute and deliver various fire protection systems all-over gulf and MENA region. in 2014 he joined TSME in Qatar, till date; Ahmed exceeded 10 years’ extensive experience in fire protection industry. Together with Thompson’s quality offerings and their wide range of SPECIALIZED firefighting solutions being carried out by enormous number of qualified/ factory trained Engineers and technicians, enabled them to successfully deliver oil and Gas, Metro’s, FIFA stadiums facilities’ and massive number of commercial’s projects. TSME’s strategic mission allied to his goal to update market plans and apply new strategies to keep up with Qatar environmental/ economical change in addition to analyze existing and potential markets segments to secure business development opportunities. Ahmed has started MBA journey in 2016 in Heriot watt university in UK to solidify and backup business operations and TSME competitiveness advantages. Ahmed has raised in Mediterranean city in Egypt (Alexandria) with natural hobbies of swimming and fishing. And has small family of wife and two kids raised in Qatar.
Manager of Quality Management Systems
Reymond Niez is the Manager of Quality Management Systems of Thompsons Specialties Middle East LLC. He set up and maintain the continual improvement of the Integrated Management Systems of Thompsons Specialties (ISO 9001:2015; ISO 14001:2015; OHSAS 18001:2007). As the management representative for the Integrated Management Systems of Thompsons Specialties, he helped to acquire the approvals and certifications which are essentials for business operations & business developments. Reymond started his career to Thompsons Specialties Middle East since 2007. He was then our Marketing and Business Development Specialist, while manage the Portables & Pre-Engineered Division from 2007 – January 2014. He also became the Manager of Service Division including the management of workshop from 2014 – August 2018. Reymond is committed and passionate to his given task, quiet achiever and self-driven person. He is a 2nd degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.”