Director of Business Development
Thom Swain is from a small town in the western corner of Carteret County, NC. He has lived in NC nearly all of his life, but has made it one of his life’s mission to see the world. To date he has visited 27 US states and 15 countries. He says he’s happiest when he’s above the clouds headed to a new destination with his favorite travel companion, whom he married in 2017.
Thom received his formal education at North Carolina State University, and his entire career has been related to coffee; he is now the Director of Sales at Dilworth Coffee.
Thom began working in the coffee industry and for us in 1998. He has served in many roles including roasting, equipment technician, training and franchise operations to new name a few.
He enjoys consulting most of all, which allows him to join in the process of making our customers’ visions realities. Thom’s main goal each day is to help his customers succeed.
Thom has been a volunteer for SCA, the USBC and the WBC. He has been involved with the BGA and has been a judge at regional competitions. He is a certified technician for multiple coffee equipment brands. Thom is a Golden Cup certified technician and is ServSafe Certified. He also boasts of co-creating our Coffee College program.
Favorite Coffee: Thom loves all Dilworth coffees so much he could not pick just one. “They all have such unique and unpredictable nuances that it would be impossible to favor one, but I tend to like natural or dry-processed coffees most.”