Thomas A. Geis passed away peacefully with his lifelong love Beverly at his side on January 31, 2017. Tom, as everyone knew him was 83. He was born February 3, 1933 in Dayton Ohio. His family moved to Phoenix in 1949 where his father, Walter Geis stated ‘they could play golf 365 days a year’. Tom was a passionate Golfer and always carried a low handicap and had 8 holes-in-one.
Tom was also a passionate business man, After graduating from ASU in 1956 he worked for a local utility as an engineer. This was his introduction to the Electrical Industry where he stayed for the rest of his life. After a short time he realized that being an Independent Manufacturer’s Representative in the Electrical Industry was a better fit for him, so he and Beverly started Geis Sales Inc. Together they grew Geis Sales to be one of the largest and most respected sales agencies in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Nevada.
Tom, thinking it was time to take it easy and play more golf, sold his agency in 1997. It didn’t take long for him to realize that staying home was not for him. To stay involved he went to work in Electrical Distribution and eventually returned to the agency business with a longtime friend and competitor where he spent almost 10 years until his passing.
Along the way Tom made more friends than can be counted as he called on all segments of the industry. Tom was active in the The Electric League of Arizona, NAED, NECA, IECA and a member from the establishment of NEMRA.
Tom will be missed by his many friends in the Electrical Industry.