Thomas Felis

Vice President of Innovation at ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas

Thomas leads ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s Research Innovation Center (RIC) at Tech Square. ThyssenKrupp Elevator established the RIC in January 2012 and it continues to expand. Thomas’ leadership vision is to create the best possible infrastructure to enable his team to conduct ground breaking research and create new products and solutions for the Elevator Business Area of ThyssenKrupp.

He holds a German Mechanical Engineering degree and has been working for ThyssenKrupp in many different roles from Trainee to VP of Operations. He expatriated to the US in January 2009 and found his way to Atlanta by way of Kansas City, Peoria and Memphis.