Tom has over 25 years of senior-level experience at the GM/President/Group VP level responsible for multiple mid-sized ($15-$90 million) standalone businesses within multinational conglomerates, including Dover, Siemens, Pall Corporation, and Oak Industries. He has extensive leadership experience in all functional areas, including operations, finance, strategy, sales & distribution, product development, and acquisitions.
Most recently, Tom was an investor himself, purchasing an ownership stake in a small manufacturing company before selling the position and joining the Equity Group of Michigan. He enjoys working with small businesses and providing new ideas and energy to improve performance and grow without damaging the entrepreneurial spirit and values that made the company successful. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Northwestern.
Tom is active in the community, serving as Vice Chairman of the Board for Muskegon Area First, the economic development corporation for Muskegon County, and is also on the Board of Directors for the annual Michigan Irish Music Festival. This non-profit organization has raised over $200,000 for local food pantries while also promoting local tourism and volunteerism in Muskegon.
Tom’s daughters, Taylor and Brooke, live and work in Amsterdam and New York City. Tom enjoys sports, international travel, fitness and home wine making.