Ronald D. Thomas Joins IME



The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) is pleased to announce the selection of Ronald D. Thomas to succeed Lon Santis as the Manager of Technical Services.  Ron’s career has spanned 40 years with the Ensign-Bickford Company and Trojan Corporation filling many roles in research, technical services, quality control, production and the implementation of explosives technology.  He has been engaged in explosives research and testing in the areas of transportation, initiation systems, product certification, lightning protection, toxic fumes, storage and disposal. 

During his career, Ron has been a regular presenter and published many papers at technical and regulatory conferences, seminars and training sessions.  He holds a number of patents involving explosives and ammonium nitrate based explosive products and explosives systems.  Ron was a representative to IME for The Ensign-Bickford Company for many years, participating in committee activities, and serving as the chairman of the IME Technical Committee.