Thomas Mrugala was born in Oppeln and grew up in the city of Karlsruhe. He studied Industrial Engineering at Karlsruhe University and in 2000 he received his diploma. His first three years after his graduate degree Thomas worked as a Scientist at the University of Mannheim at the Chair of Business Administration and Organization. He continued his career as an International Sales Engineer and Project Manager in the Automotive Suppliers Industry. In 2013 Thomas began working at NDT Global GmbH & Co. KG as a Key Account Manager based in Stutensee, Germany. He has been involved in worldwide projects for the provision of tailor made solutions and services associated with Pipeline Integrity Management and Intelligent Pipeline Inspection.