Thomas “Tom” Finch
USDOT/PHMSA/Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS)
Community Assistance & Technical Services (CATS) Manager for the Western Region
Tom has been a Community Assistance and Technical Services (CATS) Manager for the Western Region, which is located in Lakewood, CO, since August 20, 2009. He was the State Liaison Representative (SLR). His role in the OPS focuses on enhancing communications with Stakeholders including the Western Region States Pipeline Safety Programs. Tom attended the Colorado School of Mines from 1964-1968 majoring in Petroleum Engineering. He has over 36 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to October 1999, he was employed by Cathodic Protection Services, working mainly in the cathodic protection of well casings and pipelines. Mr. Finch has completed the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Cathodic Protection (CP) Level 1 thru Level 3 Courses. He joined OPS on October 12, 1999.