Chrissy Gilmore has returned to Thermo-Tec Automotive, now as its CEO.
The daughter of Thermo-Tec founders Jim and Donna White — cited as “the originators of automotive exhaust wrap” — Gilmore returns to the heat and sound management products company, where she started her automotive career at a very young age, having held various positions in the packaging, shipping and receiving and accounting departments.
“I have watched my parents build this business and this industry,” said Gilmore. “This year marks our 30th anniversary, and a new beginning.”
Thermo-Tec is known for its wide range of heat and sound management solutions, including the new Armor line, which the company will release this spring. All of the company’s products are made in the U.S.
“Since 1987, we have been the industry leader in developing exhaust insulating and heat protection products,” said Gilmore. “The followers in the industry duplicate everything we do, so staying one step ahead is what makes us superior.”
Gilmore returns to Ohio from Grants Pass, Oregon, with her husband and two children. She will immediately begin working with her brother Jeremy to bring a new approach to marketing and advertising, as well as expanding the Thermo-Tec product line.
“We are looking forward to new business ventures and working as a team with longtime employees to have another awesome 30 years, where we continue to grow and make waves in the automotive world,” said Gilmore.
Prior to returning to Thermo-Tec, Gilmore spent time with the United States Postal Service as a rural carrier associate, local union steward and on-the-job training instructor.
“We are extremely excited to have Chrissy back on board with Thermo-Tec,” said Nick Helms, sales manager of Thermo-Tec. “Her knowledge of the industry and passion for success will prove to be a great addition to the team. She has already proven to be an excellent leader and a well-driven CEO.”