BETE Fog Nozzle President Tom Fitch Appointed to GCC Board of Trustees

January 27, 2023

Greenfield Community College is pleased to announce that Tom Fitch has been appointed to the esteemed GCC Board of Trustees.

Fitch was appointed to the Board of Trustees on Dec. 19 by former Governor Charlie Baker. One of 11 trustees, FItch replaced former trustee and chairperson Robbie Cohn.

A lifelong resident of Franklin County, Fitch brings decades of business leadership experience to GCC’s Board of Trustees. Currently, Fitch is President of BETE Fog Nozzle, Inc., a Greenfield-based spray nozzle manufacturer whose products are distributed internationally in “markets including food, beverage, petrochemical, chemical, and pollution control.”

“GCC is an asset to the community and is such a great institute of higher learning, far exceeding expectations,” Fitch said.

Fitch said that in his role he wants to continue GCC’s legacy in keeping the region educated and trained and ultimately continuing to build Franklin County. These values are also reflected in Fitch’s workforce at BETE Fog Nozzle.

“Many of our employees have gone through GCC and have been able to be strong contributors to their families, supporting them, as well as helping our organization, and play a key role in their community,” Fitch said.

GCC President Michelle Schutt is excited to have Fitch’s business acumen involved at the College, especially as Workforce Development continues to become an important part of GCC’s plans.

“Tom brings a wealth of knowledge and experience about what Franklin County businesses need, and his guidance will help us continue to provide exceptional training and programs for learners and organizations alike,” Schutt said.

“We are very excited to have Tom Fitch as part of the Greenfield Community College Board of Trustees. His experience and passion for the region will ensure that GCC continues to reach its fullest potential, especially among the workforce and business communities,” GCC Board Chair Hector Toledo said.

In addition to Fitch’s experience at BETE Fog Nozzle, he also has experience in leadership roles at Yankee Candle and Hardigg Industries, a division of Pelican Products. Fitch also has served on boards and committees in the region, including the Greenfield Planning Board and United Way of Franklin County.