Thomas C. Skaggs

Tom Skaggs, our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Missouri Operations, has been a member of the Murphy team for over 30 years. Tom led our safety efforts for many years, moving into a broader operations role in 2014.

Tom was first introduced to the complexities and importance of world-class safety performance while working in the nuclear weapon division of the U.S. Air Force. Tom oversaw Murphy’s safety program for two decades, building the company’s training program and establishing an enviable safety record in the industry. He also started and served as general manager, and then, COO of QualSafe Solutions, a subsidiary division of Murphy Company that provides safety-related services to owners and other construction companies. For nearly 10 years, Tom was the chairman of the National Safety and Health Committee for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), which represents approximately 2,700 firms.

He is the proud father of an active high school boy, who enjoys playing football and running track. In his spare time, Tom enjoys hunting, fishing, writing, and playing music.

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