Musser to be inducted into Chesco Biz Hall of Fame


W. Thomas Musser

W. Thomas Musser transformed the two-man electrical contracting company he founded with his brother in 1964 into one of the leading electrical solutions providers in the eastern U.S., serving the likes of DuPont, JP Morgan Chase, Comcast, and Halliburton.

In honor of his accomplishments, Musser, who is Chairman of The Tri-M Group, LLC (Kennett Square), will be inducted into the Chester County Business Hall of Fame at the 2016 Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) Business Achievement Award Dinner on Thursday, April 7 at the Phoenixville Foundry. The award recognizes Musser’s outstanding endeavors and achievements within the business community. 

“In our role to cultivate smart growth in Chester County and the surrounding region, the Chester  County Economic Development Council supports and works side-by-side with hundreds of entrepreneurs, corporate and community leaders,” says Gary Smith, CCEDC President and CEO. “Each year, we have the privilege to publicly honor an individual who has made significant strides and an indelible mark in our business community. We welcome the public to join us for an inspiring evening and meet and mingle with the region’s top leaders as we honor this year’s Hall of Fame Inductee, Tom Musser.” Previous inductees include Oscar Lasko of Lasko Products, Inc.; Jack Loew of J. Loew & Associates, Inc.; Tom Fillippo of Devault Foods; Greg Bentley of Bentley Systems; John Bogle of The Vanguard Group; Robert Hankin of Hankin Group; Jerry Parsons of CTDI; and more.

The Business Achievement Award Dinner includes a cocktail party, program and dinner. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or for more information, contact Kathy Field at 610-321-8217 or

A lifelong resident of Chester County, Tom serves as Chairman of the Board of The Tri-M Group, LLC, which he started as a two-person electrical contracting company along with his brother Dick in 1964 in Kennett Square. After acquiring full ownership early on, Tom built the company that today provides comprehensive electrical solutions to some of the world’s most demanding companies and now employs over 400 people.

Musser has held executive positions with the Associated Builders and Contractors, including National Chairman. Previously he served as Chairman of the Board of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), a 325,000-member association of small and independent business owners across the USA, Vice Chair of the U.S. Naval Institute and on the Department of Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. A former President of the Kennett Square Rotary Club, Tom has served in a variety of regional board positions including the Brandywine Valley YMCA, Kennett Area YMCA, Chester County Hospital Foundation and Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he resides with his wife Bonnie in Chester County. Their daughter Traci Musser Bauguess and son Thomas H. Musser are employed at Tri-M.

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