After graduating with a master's degree in mechanical engineering from UTBM (France), Thomas specialized in advanced composite structural design, working for over 10 years in the marine industry using FE Analysis and Optimization tools. In those years he was involved in and responsible for numerous projects, with a wide range of boat-types, sizes and technologies. He took part in the 2021 America’s Cup with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. The one in 2024 will be his second AC campaign. He enjoys hiking with his family.