Thomas van der Meulen

Operating Partner

Partnered with Source beginning in 2004

Prior Experience

  • Current CEO of Backyard Products, a Source portfolio company
  • CEO of Airworx, a Source portfolio company exited in 2008
  • CEO of Karcher USA, the US subsidiary of the German-based cleaning equipment company Karcher GmbH
  • Division President for Playcore, Heartland Industries division
  • Division President for Royal Ten Cate, a publicly traded industrial products and plastics conglomerate
  • Cargill B.V. (Amsterdam) – Commodities Trading Group


  • M.B.A. from the University of Georgia
  • B.A., with distinction, in Business Administration from Nijenrode Business University in the Netherlands
  • Advanced Executive Program, Northwestern Kellogg School of Management
  • Lean Executive Certification, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Current Source Capital Board of Directors

  • Backyard Products

Outside Activities

  • Member, Chief Executive Network (CEN)
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Indianapolis Chapter

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