From Generation to Distribution KeySource Thomas Thor leverages its depth and expertise in nuclear executive search when conducting searches in the broader energy market.  We tackle leadership issues which span the energy lifecycle – R&D, design, construction, commissioning, operations and decommissioning.  If your firm generates power, distributes power or develops clean and efficient energy sources, KeySource Thomas Thor can identify leaders who will drive change and improvement throughout your organization.

KeySource Thomas Thor is engaged across the energy industry filling leadership needs in fledgling, growing, and well-established companies. We are experts in identifying and delivering highly-qualified executives who bring value to their companies and their stakeholders.

Industry Segments

  • Utilities & Power Generation
  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Transmission/Distribution
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Fossil Fuel Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • R&D & Science & Technology
  • Service & Maintenance


Executive & C-Level Leadership

  • Board (Director)
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Vice President
  • Advisory Board

Functional Leadership

  • Business Development
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Project Controls
  • Engineering
  • R&D / Technology
  • Development
  • Environment, Safety & Health
  • Quality Assurance
  • Construction
  • Operations
  • Service & Maintenance
  • Human Resources
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Information Technology

Market Areas

  • Commercial Power
  • Federal
  • International – Europe
  • International – Asia
  • International – Canada

  • Small Business CFO

    This KeySource Thomas Thor client was a family-owned federal technical services company.  This company needed a CFO and they articulated a broad range of initiatives for which this person would be responsible.  It was evident the selected individual would wear many hats.  KeySource Thomas Thor identified several highly-credentialed candidates.  The client ultimately extended an offer to a […]

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  • Business Improvement

    Our client was a major U.S. electric utility that owned and maintained nuclear operations in many states.  The utility company initated a wide-scale operational improvement effort.  The client invited KeySource Thomas Thor to identify candidates for similar key roles at three sites.  KeySource Thomas Thor quickly identified operational professionals who posessed the requisite experience and the drive to implement positive improvements […]

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  • Versatile EVP

    The client’s group President and COO needed an Executive VP to help manage a rapidly growing portfolio of projects in the federal energy and environmental services sector.  KeySource Thomas Thor identified multiple highly-talented individuals who were willing to travel extensively and had experience with both operations and business management initiatives.  The selected candidate had specific […]

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  • Power Generation Engineering Scale-up

    Since KeySource Thomas Thor has both executive recruiting as well as technical recruiting capabilities (see About Us), we were able to respond when a nuclear utility client had a major engineering department scale-up.  We were first engaged to find a VP, Engineering at this nuclear utility and the hired executive used KeySource Thomas Thor to […]

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  • UK Nuclear Decommissioning

    KeySource Thomas Thor was contacted by a large nuclear decommissioning services company in the UK with a request to find a Plant General Manager. The client needed a GM-level candidate to manage the transition of the nuclear site from operations (electricity generation) to safe shutdown and decommissioning.  KeySource Thomas Thor found multiple candidates and the […]

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  • Joint Venture Executive

    In this case, two federal services contracting firms joined forces with the intent to manage a defense manufacturing services contract. After evaluating internal candidates and not filling the role, the joint venture engaged KeySource Thomas Thor to identify candidates to serve as its Chief Operating Officer.  To qualify for this leadership role, candidates needed to have […]

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  • Classified Business Development

    Client needed highly skilled and security-cleared individual to lead business growth initiative in secret and classified services. We found people with the right clearances, the right business experience and knowledge of the particular market areas. Now, three years after hiring the key leader, that business unit has grown dramatically and KeySource Thomas Thor has been contracted […]

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  • R & D Executive

    Our client needed to identify a highly-qualified executive leader with technology research and development credentials to bid on a major national lab technology project.  With the award date of the project scheduled to be approximately one year away, the client wanted to make contingent hire.  KeySource Thomas Thor not only found highly qualified individuals from […]

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Maribeth Veale

Vice President

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. "
- John Quincy Adams

"Helping my clients, candidates and teammates succeed is at the core of everything I do. Professional and personal development is a journey; I strive to incorporate a sense of integrity, passion and enthusiasm that are the foundation for attaining goals and reaching your destination."