Skaggs Named COO of Missouri Operations for Murphy Company

By on October 16, 2018

Thomas C. Skaggs has been named chief operating officer of Missouri Operations for Murphy Company, the area’s largest mechanical contractor and engineering firm. The announcement was made by Patrick J. Murphy, Jr., president and chief executive officer.

Skaggs has been a member of the Murphy team for more than 25 years, serving as vice president of operations since 2014. He recently led the Missouri Operations Group through a realignment of resources. Earlier, he oversaw the company’s safety program for two decades, building Murphy Co.’s training program and establishing an enviable record for safety performance. He also started and served as general manager, then COO, of QualSafe Solutions, a subsidiary division of Murphy Co. that provides safety related services to owners and other contractors.

Skaggs has been active on an industry national level, serving for over a decade as a past chairman of the National Safety and Health Committee for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), which represents approximately 2,600 firms. Locally, he serves on the board of directors for the MCA of Eastern Missouri.

“Tom’s leadership to streamline Missouri operations and expand our safety programs while also maintaining high-quality standards has been a tremendous asset,” commented Patrick Murphy, Jr. “I’m delighted to have him take on this expanded role for the company.”

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. Murphy offers process piping, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, design-build, piping fabrication, energy solutions and 24-hour service emanating from its five locations in St. Louis, Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Northern Colorado. Murphy is ranked No. 18 on Engineering News-Record’s list of largest mechanical contractors in the United States. Founded in 1907, the firm employs more than 1,000 people nationwide.


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