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Mr. Klouda is Elite’s technical expert for equipment management. He ensures that Elite remains a state of the art test facility. His specialized area of knowledge includes testing avionics to the indirect effects of lightning strikes and nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP). His primary responsibilities include research and development of new test systems, equipment, and processes.

He is also the manager of Elite’s Calibration Team having responsibility for management of existing test equipment and acquiring new instruments and systems. He is a member of the Strategic Planning, Safety, and Quality Teams. He is a member of the IEEE EMC Society and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He currently attends the SAE AE-2 Lightning Committee meetings. He is an iNARTE Certified EMC Engineer.

Mr. Klouda received his Electrical Engineering degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago B.S.E.E. (1985). He also received a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1997). Thomas has been at Elite since 1985.


Thomas Klouda

Vice President / Director of Engineering