Director of Regional Operations, Hutchinson
With more than 30 years of experience as a leader, team builder and collaborator in diverse organizational settings, Ed brings a unique skill set to the company’s western Kansas operations in Hutchinson, Wichita, Dodge City, Salina and Hays. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, he is an experienced fighter pilot, instructor and program director. His background includes chief technology roles at General Dynamics and Cyberspace Operations Consulting. Most recently, he worked in engineering management for DISH Network.
He earned baccalaureate and graduate degrees with distinction in academic fields including physics and business. His wife is vice president of education at the Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum and they have one adult son who is an officer in the Marine Corps. The Tommes have hosted almost three dozen Air Force Academy cadets and other exchange students including their current sponsorship of a Hutchinson Community College women’s soccer team member from Ireland.
Ed joined the Luminous team in August of 2016. He enjoys architectural design, home improvement, cooking and writing.