2021 Business Excellence Winner: Tom Moulton of Sleepnet Corporation
Tom Moulton, president & CEO of Sleepnet Corporation, is the Business Excellence recipient in the Manufacturing category for a small organization
Tom Moulton is the consummate entrepreneur, having over 40 years of experience in successfully founding, leading, and growing companies. His business endeavors span a variety of industries, including manufacturing, real estate development, construction and food service.
Tom is presently the CEO and president of the Sleepnet Corporation, based in Hampton. Sleepnet is the designer and manufacturer of masks used for sleep disordered breathing and other ventilation needs. Using his patented AIRgel™ technology, the comfortable masks manufactured by Sleepnet help thousands of people around the world get a good night’s rest. More recently, Sleepnet developed an N95 respirator mask using the AIRgel™ technology that was intended for use in the construction market. With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Sleepnet’s reusable envo mask, with its replaceable filter has protected thousands of front-line workers across the globe. The company has expanded its manufacturing capacity in Hampton and has grown exponentially over the past year.
Tom is also the president of De Niro Construction, a building contractor he founded in 1987 that provides commercial and residential construction services to customers throughout northern New England. The company’s services include design-build, development, construction management and general contracting. He used his expertise in this arena to rebuild his UNH fraternity, Sigma Beta, from the ground up in 2010.
An active real estate investor, Tom owns several commercial, residential and mixed-use properties in southern New Hampshire. He owns the Tailgate Tavern in Stratham, NH, as well as the Great East Butcher Company in Scarborough, Maine. He also serves as a director of the board of the Northway Bank, headquartered in Berlin, NH, and serving the state with 16 branches and two loan production offices across New Hampshire.
Upon graduation from UNH in 1977 with a degree in business administration, Tom started his career working for the Fairview Machine Company, a family business founded in 1962 to provide contract precision manufacturing and assembly services to industry and government agencies. During this time, he served as the president of the Boston Chapter of the National Tool and Machining Association (NTMA) and as national committee chairman of various committees of the NTMA. After 10 years at Fairview Machine Company, ultimately serving as its president, he branched out to start a variety of businesses on his own.
Tom is a passionate philanthropist and active community advocate. He loves to play and coach hockey and was the assistant coach of the 2002 Gold Medal U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team. He is also a board member of the NH Legends of Hockey. He has served on the board of the UNH CEO Forum at the Paul College and hired and mentored many younger UNH alums. Tom lives in Rye with his wife, Dana, and has two daughters, Rachel and Cassie.