Tri-M’s Chairman and Chester County Business Hall of Fame Inductee W. Thomas Musser Passes Away at 81


Thomas Musser, Chairman and co-founder of The Tri-M Group LLC and Chester County Business Hall of Fame inductee, passed away on Saturday after battling brain cancer, writes Brian McCullough for Daily Local News.

Musser, beloved in Kennett Square and around the County, was remembered this week as a deeply committed and inspirational leader by business associates and family members.

Gary Smith, Chester County Economic Development Council president and CEO, pointed to the $8.5 million Musser helped raise to bring and later upgrade the YMCA in Kennett Square as just one example of his lifelong dedication to the community.

Musser was especially known for his commitment to Tri-M employees, the Kennett Square area and Chester County, something that will stay with the family, said Bonnie Anderson Musser, his wife of 52 years.

“Tri-M was not only his career, it was his life,” she noted. “He even used it as his relaxation.”

“We will truly miss Mr. Musser at the chamber,” said Guy Ciarrocchi, president and CEO of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry. “Yet, we celebrate and remember that he represented the best in business leadership for our county.”

Musser also helped raise money as a board member of the Chester County Hospital Foundation, former president of the Kennett Square Rotary Club, and president of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce .

His adherence to old-fashioned values made him a success in both his business and personal life said Bonnie, adding that “the keys to his success were he was always very humble and he was never afraid to hire people smarter than he was.”

His slogan was, ‘Always be thankful; never be satisfied.’”

Read more about Musser’s life at Daily Local News here, and check out previous VISTA Today coverage of Tri-M Group here.

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