Directors and Leadership

Thomas R. Sloan

Thomas R. Sloan

Thomas R. Sloan
Director since June 16, 2017

Tom Sloan is a past chairman of Essilor Laboratories of America in Greensboro. He served as chairman of the Bank of North Carolina and BNC Bancorp from 2009 to 2017.

He spent most of his business career in ophthalmic manufacturing. Mr. Sloan served as chief executive officer of Southern Optical Company, Inc., which he sold to Essilor Laboratories of America, a division of Essilor International based in Paris, France. Mr. Sloan served on the boards of SterlingSouth Bank, where he was chairman, Precision Fabrics Group, Inc. and Piedmont Pharmaceuticals LLC. He has been an active investor in small cap private equity and held board positions at AGDATA, Mediwave Star Technology, Inc., Bioptigen, Inc., Blue Sentry, Inc. and Kare Partners. For the past 11 years he has served on the board of the University of Rochester, where he chairs the Executive Committee. He has also served as chair of the board of trustees of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Mr. Sloan earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in optics/physics from the University of Rochester and a master’s in business administration from Northeastern University. He has also attended NCBA Director College.

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