Spearhead Family Profiles: Tom Harney, Quality and Compliance Manager

Tom has been with The Spearhead Group since the start in 2018. We are so excited to have him share with us about what The Spearhead Group means to him and how he finds inspiration in projects.

  1.  Tell us about joining The Spearhead Group and what it means to be a part of this company. 
    The great thing about the Spearhead Group is that I have known the President – Robert for over 20 years in a previous business relationship. He was thoughtful enough to reach out to me when he wanted to start this company. So, the best part for me was knowing the individual who was starting the company and having the respect for his leadership and vision in knowing it would be a great company to be a part of. The CEO – Heather has been absolutely wonderful to work with and her knowledge in how she wants to deliver the highest quality product to the marketplace is right in line with the company I want to be a part of. The global team that has been assembled by Heather/Robert has been nothing short of fantastic in their respective skill sets and on top of that we have made The Spearhead Group a family in driving our success.   
  2. Tell us a little more about your background and why you are excited to be working on innovative projects? What inspires you?
    My background has been in end-use consumer products for over 30 years. It has centered around safety, performance, and customer satisfaction. I love living the life cycle of a product and understanding all elements it will endure and then tying that into a testing program so every facet of that product can be reviewed and then build improvements on our findings before going into mass production. My inspiration comes from having different programs to be a part of and thinking through the process of how we make it the “best in show” for our clients and customers.    
  3.  The Spearhead Group has 5 core values ( 1. Focus on Sustainability and Diversity; 2. Innovative Thinking; 3. Do the Right Thing; 4. Acts with Equal Respect for Clients, Colleagues and Suppliers; 5. Go the Extra Mile. Can do attitude. Entrepreneurial Spirit). How do you practice these values?
    The great thing about Heather and Robert is I believe they took the 5 core values thinking into their approach when they established their global team. It is almost like something you don’t want to have to learn and study but rather already have it bred into your DNA so you are always proactively thinking in this direction. The team that makes up this great company are just hands down true professionals that all strive for the same common goal. They truly make these values a wonderful place to work.