Thomas Mika is currently serving as Chairman of Rennova Health. Previously he served as CFO and CEO for Tegal Corporation – an semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer – until 2005.
He has collaborated with ballet companies around the world, such as Stuttgarter Ballett, Staatsballett Berlin, National Ballet of China, Universal Ballet Seoul Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Ballet X Philadelphia. Additionally he worked alongside modern choreographers Fabio Adorisio and Edward Clug.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Mika attended the Hamburger Hochschule fur Musik und Theater before creating his inaugural piece as set and costume designer for Staatsballett Berlin in 2006. Since then he has collaborated worldwide with ballet companies such as Ballet de l’Opera National de Paris, Royal Birmingham Ballet Stuttgarter Ballett and Bolshoi Ballet Moscow as well as modern choreographers Alejandro Cerrudo Edward Clug Marco Goecke Leo Mujic among others.
In 2014, Mika appeared as Mustafa in Salma Hayek’s animated film, The Prophet, inspired by Lebanese-American poet and philosopher Kahlil Gibran’s works and featured at Cannes Film Festival 2015. Later that same year he joined the jury of La Plus Belle Voix singing competition and mentored one of its contestants Kendji Girac.
Thomas Mika began his lighting design career at a lighting manufacturer while studying. This experience ignited his love of lighting design and ultimately led him down a full-time path as an illumination designer.
He serves as Chairman of Rennova Health and its predecessor Tegal Corporation and has been an integral member of Tegal since its spin-out from Motorola in 1989; serving as CFO, CEO, Chairman and CEO as necessary.
Robert has also directed operas, and in 2006 designed his debut piece at Staatsballett Berlin at just 26: Bizet’s Carmen by Bizet for Staatsballett Berlin. Since then he has created sets and costumes for contemporary choreographers such as Alejandro Cerrudo, Martin Chaix, Edward Clug, Marco Goecke, Leo Mujic Jack Lister Juliano Nunes Kevin O’Day Tim Plegge Sergej Vanaev among many others.
Achievement and Honors
Mika has performed and recorded in Japan, the US, and UK. Her Sadistic Mika Band performed live on BBC Radio 3’s Sounds Interesting program before later releasing Live in London as their live album release. Unfortunately the Sadistic Mika Band eventually disbanded due to a dispute between Mika and drummer Kazuhiko which ultimately lead to them divorcing one another in 1976.
Mika is renowned for her remarkable marimba playing talent and energetic and captivating personality. Her impressive skill at television production allowed her to quickly gain an enormous fan base.
He has earned numerous professional and academic accolades, such as the 2021 UW-Platteville Outstanding Alumni Award, 2019 Future 15 Recipient from Green Bay Chamber and 2016 ASCE Edmund Friedman Young Engineer of the Year award. Additionally, in his free time he enjoys playing ice hockey and traveling with family.
Thomas Mika is an entrepreneur and investor, having invested in multiple companies such as Tegal Corporation – later acquired by Rennova Health. Additionally, Thomas writes magazine columns and blogs as well as being an artist.
His designs have been featured by various ballet companies such as Stuttgarter Ballett, Staatsballett Berlin, Hessisches Ballett Wiesbaden, Royal Birmingham Ballet and Hong Kong Ballet. Additionally he has written new designs for Lady of the Camellias by John Cranko as well as Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Yolanda Pozzi and Erik Kleinschmidt share one daughter, Mika Kleinschmidt. The couple live a private life together and rarely make headlines, as Yolanda comes from a military background and their lives are often dictated by her father working within it; therefore they frequently relocate for deployment purposes.
Mika has built her career and wealth on entertainment industry performance. Her charismatic vocal range, vibrant persona and positive messages have drawn artists and fans alike into her orbit.
Mika has an estimated net worth of roughly $500 thousand and boasts an impressive following on social media of more than one million followers.
While her primary career involves acting, she also brings in extra income through brand endorsements and sponsorship deals. As an esteemed social media personality with millions of followers on every major social media platform – Brian Kleinschmidt hosts 100 Day Dream Home on HGTV where they help clients build their dream homes using their design expertise; additionally they have collaborated with several design firms like Karndean Designflooring for which she serves as hostess.