Peli BioThermal Hires New Director of Global Quality

Aug 3, 2023

Peli BioThermal recently hired Thomas Shurson as Director of Global Quality. Shurson’s responsibilities include oversight of plant quality assurance and control at manufacturing sites in Maple Grove, Minn., Albuquerque, NM and Leighton Buzzard, U.K., as well as service centers globally.

“As we grow our capabilities and our global presence to better serve our customers, we also need to scale functions that ensure our products and services are best-in-class,” said Douglas Ross, President of Peli BioThermal. “Tom’s experience leading quality programs with a customer feedback-driven approach will help us meet or exceed expectations as we evolve.”

Prior to Peli BioThermal, Shurson spent 28 years in progressive roles across product management, customer service and quality. During his five years at August Technology, Shurson improved a legacy product to subsequently improve customer satisfaction and reduce manufacturing and service costs. He also built a global team that achieved a 35 percent reduction in time to close issues within six months. In his next role at ATMI, Shurson built a global quality organization and achieved 180 percent global product quality improvement. More than half of Shurson’s career was spent at Entegris, a global manufacturer of semiconductors. In his most recent role, he led quality for Entegris’s newly-formed life sciences division.

Join us as we welcome Tom to the Peli BioThermal team.

About Peli BioThermal

Peli BioThermal offers the widest range of temperature-controlled packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry. The company’s products ensure that delicate biological materials arrive intact and effective, despite exterior environments. Peli BioThermal is dedicated to developing innovative products designed to fulfill the complex needs of the global life sciences industry. Peli BioThermal’s customers benefit from its extensive expertise in ensuring that temperature stability is maintained throughout the distribution chain. The company also offers a complete portfolio of services and software to support end-to-end temperature-controlled packaging asset management. Peli BioThermal is a division of Pelican Products, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. For more information, visit

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