Tom Brown

Operations and Facility Planning


Tom brings to ISG what can’t be taught, bought, or borrowed: real-life experience. Prior to his work at ISG, Tom built a work history as diverse as the manufacturing and food processing products offered by his clients throughout his career. He has held positions ranging from Quality Assurance Technician at a dairy production plant to the Vice President of Operations at Primera Foods, helping him gain insight into the technical details of manufacturing and processing, all the way through to the international intricacies of complex industrial markets.

Analyzing current food trends, Tom connects buyer demands directly to production lines and facility layout, understanding how both ends of production influence each other. Having a solid grasp on market trends is crucial when crafting building designs, as effective arrangement of equipment, machinery, walkways, and storage can increase employee safety, productivity, and product quality.

With customer service expertise and a reputation for responsible, collaborative project management, Tom offers clients guidance that considers the entire manufacturing process, from raw material procurement and quality control to final product packaging and distribution. Tom actively collaborates with clients, meeting with stakeholders and representatives from all areas of operation to ensure early design plans synchronize the various departments within facilities and maximize productivity. His incredibly diverse and holistic industry knowledge, practical approach to problem solving, and ability to understand what is at the core of each client’s needs has positioned Tom as one of the firm’s most valuable assets.


Expertise: Food + Industrial

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tom.brown@is-grp.com 608.789.2034