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Thomas Group Announces New Hires from October Resultants Class

Thomas Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:TGIS), a leading operational consulting firm, announced that Lawrence Cotton Jr., Richard DeMatteo, Duaine Goulding, Dale Howell, Scott Jones, Jeffrey Laumbattus and Paul Weaver have joined the company as Resultants. This Resultant class was announced during the October 2006 earnings call. Known as The Results Company(SM), Irving-based Thomas Group employs more than 100 process improvement experts (Resultants) for client projects. Prospective Resultants undergo a rigorous selection process, followed by intensive training on Thomas Group’s proprietary process improvement methodology, Process Value Management.

Lawrence Cotton Jr. brings to Thomas Group more than 30 years of experience in the government defense industry. Cotton joins Thomas Group from the United States Navy where he most recently served as COO in the Commander Navy Region. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cotton is a National Security Fellow recipient, where he attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University for a year of advanced study.

Richard DeMatteo joins Thomas Group with experience in the industrial, medical and automotive industries. DeMatteo most recently held the position of Vice President/Asian Development for Sunrise Medical. He has held positions with Danaher Corporation, Guide Corporation, Valeo Sylvania and Watts Regulator. DeMatteo holds a bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, Mich., and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Keystone, Ind.

In joining Thomas Group, Duaine Goulding brings more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He most recently held the position of Program Director, Global Transformations with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Prior to that, Goulding served as president of The Harbour Group. He has worked for such companies as Spherion Technology, Ciber Inc., Computer Task Group Inc. and S&A Restaurant Corp. Goulding holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, Arlington and a master’s degree from the University of Texas, Permian Basin.

Thomas Group is pleased to announce Dale Howell has joined the company. As a former senior military manager, Howell’s background includes more than 20 years of experience as a strategic consultant in defense management. He has served as a Wing Commander with a Navy Helicopter Wing, as well as a Squadron Commanding Officer. Howell holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Louisville and a master’s from Golden Gate University.

Scott Jones joins Thomas Group from SLJ Associates, which he has owned and operated for more than 10 years. He has worked for such companies as Stegner Foods, Golden Stream Quality Foods, Vision Specialty Foods, Quaker Oats and Pioneer Frozen Foods. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from The University of Georgia in Athens.

In joining Thomas Group, Jeffrey Laumbattus brings more than 25 years of consulting experience to the company. He most recently held the position of Principal Consultant with Quest Fusion International Consulting. Prior to that, he served as Business Unit Manager for The Highland Group. From 1982 to 1989, Laumbattus served as Plant Manager for General Motors in St. Louis, Mo. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University.

Paul Weaver joins Thomas Group with more than 25 years experience in the consumer products, service and industrial packaging industries. Weaver most recently held the position of CFO/Interim General Manager for Granite Packaging. Prior to that, Weaver served as CFO with Ogden Aviation. He has held positions with Tyco Toys and Arthur Anderson. Weaver holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.

About Thomas Group

Thomas Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:TGIS) is an international, publicly traded professional services firm specializing in operational improvements. Thomas Group’s unique brand of process improvement and performance management services enable businesses to enhance operations, improve productivity and quality, reduce costs, generate cash and drive higher profitability. Known as The Results Company(SM), Thomas Group creates and implements customized improvement strategies for sustained performance improvements in all facets of the business enterprise. Thomas Group has offices in Dallas, Detroit, and Hong Kong. For additional information on Thomas Group, Inc., please go to

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