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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