Tom Kraabel is an accomplished human resources leader with nearly two decades’ experience living and working in countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, in addition to his home country of the United States.
Over the last fifteen years, he has served Fortune 500 companies, Private Equity firms, US multinationals, locally owned enterprises, and individuals from bases in Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, and Brussels. Prior to his career in human resources, he also lived in Israel and attended school in England. Throughout his life he has traveled extensively, visiting nearly fifty countries.
Currently living in Singapore, Tom is using his HR, commercial and international experience to improve organizational and functional capability at Pall Corporation, the world’s leading provider of purification and filtration solutions.
Prior to his current role, Tom helped select companies improve organizational performance through his work at LeBaark Consulting, a provider of interim HR leadership, executive coaching, and strategic consulting services.
Preceding his venture into entrepreneurship with LeBaark, Tom was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for MasterCard’s Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region. Based in Singapore, Tom was responsible for the creation and execution of MasterCard’s human capital strategy across APMEA.
Before joining MasterCard, Tom was Vice President for Human Resources & Services with Ingram Micro. Based in Brussels, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region’s human resources strategy. While in this role, Tom served as a core member of the team responsible for repositioning Ingram’s EMEA business strategy. In addition to his work in human resources, he also managed the EMEA 6 Sigma and corporate communications teams. Tom joined Ingram Micro in 2004 as Senior Human Resources Director for Asia Pacific. During his tenure with Ingram in Asia Pacific, Tom was responsible for leading the HR component of Ingram’s acquisition of Tech Pacific, the largest in the corporation’s history.
Early in his human resources career, Tom served for nearly a decade with Honeywell, and its predecessor AlliedSignal, in the US and Asia Pacific. While with AlliedSignal, he played a pivotal role in the integration of AlliedSignal’s Honeywell acquisition. Before embarking on a career in human resources, Tom worked for United Parcel Service and The Fisher Group Companies where he held positions in operations, customer support, marketing, and sales.
Tom served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps as an aviation radar technician and instructor. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from Luther College and a Master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business.