Press Release: Thomas Thor announces Thor Executive, consolidating its executive and leadership search expertise across the nuclear industry, and for organisations accelerating Net Zero.

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Thomas Thor announces Thor Executive, consolidating its executive and leadership search expertise across the nuclear industry, and for organizations accelerating Net Zero.

  • Thomas Thor reveals fresh brand identity and unites all global executive services under newly created Thor Executive
  • CEO of ANS and WNA Director General welcome the announcement.
  • The new brand combines KeySource Global with Thomas Thor’s executive recruitment arm to create a consolidated, international, executive search and leadership services business

Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Greater Cleveland, Ohio February 14, 2023.  Thomas Thor announces that KeySource Global, a US based executive search and leadership consultancy focused on the nuclear industry, has been rebranded to Thor Executive, bringing organizations across North America greater access to an extensive pool of global talent with specialized experience.

Sama Bilbao y Leon, Director General of World Nuclear Association (WNA) further remarked “The global nuclear industry is at an exciting moment, rich in opportunities for growth and innovation. Identifying the right leaders to realise the sector’s potential is crucial and Thomas Thor has always shown a nuanced understanding of the industry’s needs, not only for our success today but also through the transformation for the future.  I applaud the creation of Thor Executive as I expect it will attract more top talent to our industry.”

Craig Piercy, CEO of American Nuclear Society (ANS) commented, “The nuclear industry is poised for significant growth in the next decade, both here in the U.S. and around the world. But to realize that growth, we will need to double the size of our current nuclear workforce.  The launch of Thor Executive is welcome news, as talent recruitment will be an indispensable part of that endeavor.”

Thomas Thor, the leading global recruitment company for nuclear and the energy transition, acquired KeySource Global in 2016*; a team with deep experience delivering high-caliber, business critical talent to some of North America’s most important nuclear organizations and projects.  This announcement brings Thomas Thor’s global executive search and leadership consultancy services under a unified global brand.

“Establishing Thor Executive as a dedicated leadership solutions service is an important milestone for Thomas Thor.  We are trusted to identify and secure exceptional talent for some of the most important projects happening across nuclear – from decommissioning to new build, to advanced technologies and medical isotopes.  And in recent times our expertise has been sought by organizations in renewable energy and those seeking to address net zero more broadly.  This is testament to the team’s diligence, knowledge, and depth of professional networks.” commented Callum Thomas, CEO of Thomas Thor.

Thor Executive is led by a team of highly experienced leadership consultants.  In North America, Diane Hoelzel, Director, leads the business.  James O’Shaughnessy, Director, leads the business across EMEA. Together they harness the team’s strength in talent attraction, succession planning and workforce development. Thor Executive also benefits from Thomas Thor’s leadership on issues such as Equality and Diversity and addressing retention across the global nuclear industry.


About Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor provides recruitment, leadership search and workforce consulting services to the global nuclear Industry and organizations shaping a net zero future.  Founded in 2009 on a belief in a clean energy future and in the power of human ingenuity to create a better world, the company vision is to enable the acceleration of net zero through the mobilization of knowledge and talent. Every day the company’s global network of consultants strives to build and sustain the global workforce of critical sectors, with a focus on the full breadth of the nuclear industry.


About Thor Executive

Thor Executive is a global team of specialist search and leadership consultants working across the nuclear industry to identify, attract and secure the leaders needed to drive delivery and transformation on some of the most high-profile projects and sites.  Thor Executive partners with clients to offer a tailored range of search and consultancy services aligned to regulated and safety-conscious environments, including the breadth of the nuclear sector, industrial mega-projects and renewable sectors. Created in 2022, Thor Executive unites consultants in Europe and the Middle East with the expertise of the KeySource Global team in North America and brings this expertise under a single brand.


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