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October Lunch and Learn

October 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free – $15.00
GTAMC October Lunch & Learn brought to you by Rehmann

Bring efficiencies to operations and add more to your bottom line! Who wouldn’t want these opportunities? Now’s your chance to learn more from two specialists from Rehmann in the Manufacturing Industry!

Improve Operation Efficiencies with ERP Utilization and Strategic Planning

Add More to your Bottom Line with the Employee Retention Credit and Tax Minimization Specific to Manufacturers

Thursday, 10/28 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – box lunches provided. Located at the TraverseConnect Building, First Floor Conference Room. Seating is limited to the first 20 respondents


Thomas J. Shemanski
Finance and Accounting Solutions

Current Role

Tom serves clients in an advisory capacity, providing outsourced and interim CFO services, business financing solutions, turnaround management, strategic planning, system implementations and transactional advisory services. 

Service Areas

  • Outsourced CFO leadership and strategic support
  • Internal costing and customer quoting studies
  • Financial and system improvements
  • Capital Markets representation
  • Business assessments
  • Restructuring and crisis management
  • Merger and acquisition support


Tom has nearly 20 years of experience as a chief financial officer. Prior to joining Rehmann in 2017, Tom was a founding partner and CFO for a business consulting firm that primarily served small to middle market companies and he also worked for ten years as a CFO for a $110 million multi-site Tier I automotive supplier.  

Tom has significant experience in financial executive leadership, business financing and debt restructuring, facilitating rapid turnaround to profitability and assisting organizations through ownership transfer and leading company acquisition teams. He has held various interim executive roles where select accomplishments included leading a company through ownership transfer, introducing a significant new customer and assisting a new president transition into their role.

A Closer Look

  • Tom has worked across a wide spectrum of industries and types of companies including automotive, RV, heavy duty, aggregate and transportation industries and companies in injection molding, stamping, fabricating, distribution, assembly and service companies.
  • Throughout his career, Tom completed over $20 million in debt restructuring projects utilizing a large network of lenders and relationships to successfully refinance properly positioned companies

Mike C. Powell, CPA, MST, CMP
Advisory and Tax Services

Current Role

Mike provides tax consulting studies, focused on identifying opportunities to help clients reduce their tax burden. He is a Firm-wide authority for research and development (R&D) tax credit studies, domestic production activity deductions, accounting methods and periods, exposure items, and inventory analysis for LIFO and §263A. Mike leads Rehmann’s manufacturing group, serving hundreds of clients in the industry.

Service Areas

  • Tax consulting and compliance
  • R&D tax credits
  • Tax minimization strategies
  • Accounting methods and periods
  • Domestic production activities deduction (DPAD)
  • Inventory (LIFO and §263A)


Mike started his career in 1996 and has experience in both public and private sectors. Before joining Rehmann in 2005, he held roles at both national and local public accounting firms. 

Mike’s experience includes working at a large international and multi-state manufacturing company, ensuring the company was compliant with all its federal, state and local income taxes. In addition, he performed numerous studies and projects for the company, including cost reclassification, research and development tax credit studies, changes in methods of accounting, FAS 109 provisions for an SEC registrant, and researching international tax issues.

While at Rehmann, Mike has helped numerous clients successfully execute tax minimization strategies such as electing advantageous accounting methods to defer taxes, research and development tax credits, DPAD, and inventory methods.

A Closer Look

  • Due to his proficiency in this particular area, Mike and his team assisted a plastic manufacturer in increasing its R&D tax credit yearly by more than $700,000.



October 28, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free – $15.00
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TraverseConnect Building, First Floor Conference Room
202 East Grandview Parkway
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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