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Chris Thomsen –
A man on a mission

At the 2015 International Sanitary Supply Association show in Las Vegas, Chris Thomsen displayed his 1st handrail cleaning system. Initial sales were good and growing but Chris new he could improve the design. Chris introduced the improved model of the system at the 2016 ISSA show in Chicago, Il. Customers told him he had a winning product and the sales grew.


Since his retirement, he has been inventing and manufacturing many other products for Thomsen’s Inc. These products provide escalator owners and operators the ability to keep their escalators in tip-top, safer and cleaner conditions. Thomsen’s cleaning products now are helping the public in this time of Covid-19 have a cleaner environment when they travel, shop, or move about


After more than 40 years in the elevator and escalator business, Chris had learned a few things. He knew what worked, what didn’t, and more importantly, he knew what he could do to make escalators and elevators safer, easier to operate and keep them clean and sanitized. Throughout his career, he developed and patented many improvements that are in wide use today. He developed things the consumer never see that keep escalators operating safer and more efficiently, like the current step chain oiling system. He developed items that people see every day, like the now industry-standard LED Demarcation lights that provide a much safer experience for customers.


Thomsen’s, Inc. is the company Chris Thomsen created to help him make escalators cleaner, safer, more efficient, and more economical to operate. Our mission is to provide the public with beautifully simple systems that deliver safer, healthier, and cost-effective conveyance. We provide our employees a safe and enjoyable place to work, grow and thrive.


Chris Thomsen has lived the American dream. He built his company to help him continue this dream and expand his reach to bring these needed solutions to the U.S. and the world.