Jack joined TDIndustries in 1964, became the CEO and Board Chair in 1980, and in December 2004, retired as CEO. In December 2016, he retired as Board Chair. TDIndustries is a national mechanical construction and facilities service company, headquartered in Dallas, with offices in Austin, Ft. Worth, Houston, Phoenix, and San Antonio.
Founded in 1946, TDIndustries has developed into one of America’s premier specialty contracting companies. For twenty consecutive years, the company has appeared in FORTUNE magazine’s list of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Jack Lowe attributes the trust which underpins their success to the employee-owned company’s “servant leader” philosophy, in which all 2300 employees are Partners. Revenue in 2016 was around $575 million.
Jack graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rice University with a BA and BSEE degrees, and served two years in the U. S. Navy assigned to the Manned Spacecraft Center. He and his wife, Mary, have six grown children and nine grandchildren.
Current board experience:
– Zale Corporation, Board of Directors
– Drew Industries, Board of Directors
– KDC, Board of Directors
Non-profit board experience:
– Trustee, Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, 1990-2009 – Board Chair 1996-2008
Civic and community service include:
– Trustee, Dallas ISD, 2002-2011 – President 2005-2008
– Salesmanship Club Member, President
– Dallas Citizens Council Member
Awards received include:
– 2015 – Robert F. Folsom Leadership Award from Methodist Health System Foundation
– 2012 – B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Corporate Directors
– 2003 – Honorary Doctorate of Letters and Laws from Sterling College, Sterling, Kansas
– 2002 – Recipient of J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from the SMU Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility
– 2002 – Recognized as Board Chair of the Year – National Associated General Contractors of America
– 2001 – Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Marian College, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
– 2000 – Recipient of National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Principle-Centered Leadership
– 2000 – Recipient of Leadership Dallas Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award for demonstrating outstanding professional and community achievements.
– 1996 – Recipient of Crystal Achievement Award from the National Association of Women In Construction at their annual convention in Washington, DC, for his role in the advancement of women and minorities in the construction industry
Jack is a regular speaker at business groups and colleges on building organizational leadership, servant leadership and quality. He’s also been featured in a number of articles and books.