Thomas E. Haan is the principal of Global Equity Consulting LLC, providing business development and M&A advisory services to midsize manufacturing, distribution and service companies in the fluid handling industry. He is also an operating director for City Capital Advisors, an M&A advisory firm based in Chicago. Haan has more than 40 years of experience in senior management  and advisory roles for manufacturing, distribution and service  companies in fluid handling industry. He has served as an appointee of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on the Michigan District Export Council, past president of the Fluid Sealing Association, as well as chairman of the Associate Member Council and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hydraulic Institute. thaan@globalequityconsulting.net.