About Thomas

Thomas believes in the power of industry, and we are uniquely capable in helping to fuel its success. For 120 years we have served the needs of B2B buyers. In doing so, we support the industrial supplier that needs to reach, engage, and sell to them.

With the legacy of our Thomas Register at our back, today’s Thomas is a data, platform and technology company that has become the leading resource for the industrial marketplace.

Our solutions inform, support, and empower industry, from the half-million suppliers that rely on us to help them grow their businesses, to the million-plus buyers, engineers, and other purchase decision makers that turn to us each month for tools and information that help them find exactly the supplier they need.

What Makes Us Thomas

At Thomas, our guiding principals are illustrated through every action we take and every relationship we foster.

  • Guiding

    As technology pushes our customers outside of their comfort zones, we are there to point them in the right direction.

    To partner with them throughout the process. And to provide the actionable information, ideas, and solutions they need to thrive in the digital industrial economy.

  • Approachable

    Thomas is not so much a company as we are a team of people helping other people do their jobs, advance their careers and grow their businesses.

    Whatever your job title, we’re all here to serve our users and customers. When they feel that way in every interaction, we set Thomas apart from the rest.

  • Enduring

    Thomas has been a bedrock resource for our marketplace through good times and bad for over 120 years.

    No matter how much times and technologies change, our value holds true. While we are proud of our past, we are thoroughly committed to driving the future for our customers, our industry, and our employees.

  • Focused

    Thomas lives, breathes and serves the industrial/B2B world.

    From the small job shop to the Fortune 100 giant, we exist to connect the right buyers with the right suppliers, and to equip everyone involved with the knowledge and information they need to thrive in their constantly evolving marketplace.

Meet Our CEO

Tony Uphoff, President & CEO

Before joining Thomas in January of 2017, Tony served as CEO of Business.com, where he led the turnaround, build out and successful sale of the company in June of 2016. Prior to Business.com, Tony was CEO of UBM TechWeb, where he led the transformation of a declining print-centric business into a fast-growing digital media, live event and marketing services powerhouse.

He also served as President of VNU Media’s Entertainment Group and Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, building out and expanding the brands via digital media and live events. Uphoff was the founding CEO of Internet Media company Beliefnet and served as Publisher of InformationWeek in the mid-90s, growing the brand into the largest in the history of B2B media. Uphoff also served in several key management positions at Ziff-Davis during the company’s rapid growth in the early 1990s.

Tony anchors the popular weekly Thomas Index video reports and has been named “Folio Forty C-Level Visionary” by Folio Magazine, “Top Media Innovator” by Mins B2B and is regularly named in the Top 100 business media execs by B2B Magazine.

Our Partners

In addition to our continuously growing roster of successful client partnerships within the industrial supplier community, we also forge strategic alliances with organizations who deliver value to the B2B communities which we serve.

Meet Our Partners


Thomas International

We help industrial marketers boost worldwide brand recognition and sales through targeted global publications.

Leveraging the channels that today’s worldwide industrial buyers and decision makers use, including e-magazines, mobile apps, and a destination website, Thomas International elevates market recognition and brand awareness.

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