Thomas A. Beattie, Founder & President
Tom Beattie is the Founder & President of Charlie Mike Manufacturing. With over 12 years in the manufacturing industry, he most recently served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at a contract manufacturer specializing in CNC machining, manual machining, tool and die design, laser cutting and bending operations and progressive stamping operations. Tom has experience in all aspects of the engineering lifecycle from bidding and contracting, to procurement, project management through supply chain, QA/QC programs and final delivery. Having the knowledge of this seamless process, Tom also managed client relationships and new business development for all incoming business. At an early age, Tom began sweeping floors in his Father’s machine shop, where he helped build his career from the ground-up in manufacturing.
Tom’s career also included serving his country for ten years in the PA Army National Guard from 2001-2011. He deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in ‘05-’06 and Zabul, Afghanistan in ‘09-’10, serving as a Combat Engineer. Tom also deployed multiple times stateside, including supporting relief efforts during local natural disasters in his community, security support for the Presidential Inauguration in 2008 and the G20 Summit in 2009. He is passionate about helping Veteran’s navigate the transition from military experience to successful civilian work. He volunteered with the VET Foundation and coached service members in resume building, networking and interviewing, helping them gain the confidence they needed to succeed outside of the military.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tom graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and currently lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Kristen. You’ll find Tom enjoying the outdoors – golfing, hiking or fishing – when he’s not at the shop.
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