Tom Pyle is chairman of The Pyle Group, a financial services and investment company. Prior to September 1996, Tom was chairman, president, chief executive officer, and principal owner of Rayovac Corporation—a worldwide leader in the production and sale of batteries and lighting products.
Before joining Rayovac in November 1982, Tom was a managing partner with The Deerfield Group, a Connecticut-based business consulting firm. He previously was associated with American Can Company, where he was president of Butterick Fashion Marketing Company, a home sewing market supplier. He has also held management positions at Bristol-Myers and Procter & Gamble.
A native of Philadelphia, Tom earned a bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University in Philadelphia and an MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1989 by the American Institute of Entrepreneurs. He also received the Distinguished Business Alumnus Award in 1989 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000 from the University of Wisconsin.
Tom serves on the board of directors for Johnson Outdoors, Inc., Sub-Zero Freezer Company, The Pyle Group, LLC, and Uniek, Inc.