Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Thomas C. Shields was appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on September 8, 2014. Mr. Shields brings to Patriot over 25 years of experience in finance and operations and working with public companies.
Most recently, Mr. Shields was Chief Financial Officer at Lighting Science Group Corporation, a global leader in LED lighting solutions from August 2012 to August 2014. From July 1999 to February 2012, he served in various executive capacities, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, at Anadigics, Inc., a global manufacturer of radio frequency semiconductor solutions for the wireless broadband markets. Prior to that, from 1997 to 1999, Mr. Shields was Vice President of Finance and Controller at Thermo Fisher Scientific; from 1994 to 1997, served as Vice President of Finance and Controller at Harman International Industries, Inc.; and from 1986 to 1994, Mr. Shields served in various executive management positions with Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Mr. Shields holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.