Arlington Industries (Scranton, PA): Tom Gretz was appointed president. He will assume the duties of Arlington’s recently deceased, long-time president, Tom Stark.
From the time he joined the company as vice president and general manager in 1987, Gretz worked with Tom Stark in developing the many innovative, time-saving products Arlington has introduced over the past several years. He holds hundreds of patents for electrical products, and has several patents pending.
Gretz worked in the electrical industry for more than 50 years. He began his career at Halex Co, rising through the ranks to become Vice President of Engineering and Services. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering from Cleveland State University, and an MBA in business administration from Baldwin Wallace College.
Gretz has been a member of the prestigious Cosmos Club since 2007. Membership, by invitation only, is granted to high-achieving inventors and representatives of the legal, political, aerospace, technology, and other industries. He and his wife Mary reside in South Florida. They have two grown daughters.