About the Author

Award-winning author Thom Disch is owner and CEO of Handi Products that sells a variety of accessibility, commercial, and home products creating a safer environment for their customers. Thom is a leading expert and speaker on slip, trip, and fall injuries in the United States and has been compiling statistics and stories related to this healthcare crisis for ten years. Thom is also a serial entrepreneur and owns several companies and nationally known brands, including Handi-Ramp (Handiramp.com), PetSTEP International (Petstep.com), and Industrial Toolz, Inc. (Industrialtoolz.com).

Thom holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Oakland University and a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University and was on the faculty of DePaul University teaching Marketing Strategy courses for their Graduate School of Business. Other topics Disch has lectured on include internet marketing, marketing strategy, activity based management and strategic planning. Thom has been a guest lecturer or conducted seminars and educational programs for J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Northern Illinois University, AMA (American Marketing Association), AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals), CADM (Chicago Association of Direct Marketing), and AXSYS.

A representative list of management teams and that Thom has spoken before includes: General Electric, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Corporation, Delta Airlines, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Zeneca Resins, Household Utilities, Inc., Catalytica Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, Thom has refined his presentation skills by training with the Second City Stage Group of Chicago.

Thom is available as a guest speaker. Use this form to set up a Speaking Engagement.

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Articles featuring Thom:

Chicago Tribune | Web transforms old-line company Internet presence lets rampmaker roll into new markets

Chicago Tribune | For the little guy, Internet is leveling the field

Chicago Sun-Times | Serial entrepreneur Disch ramps it up: Success in one field led to expansion

HME News | HandiRamp, Real Estate Firm Partner

Forbes | Built-Up Curb-Cut Ramps Provide Handicap Accessibility and Solution to ADA Lawsuits

DMNews | Study: Big box stores losing search engine battle

InformationWeek | National Retailers Hard To Find In Search Results

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