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Deloitte Consulting LLP promotes Mercer Island's Tom Captain

Islander Tom Captain, a 27-year industry veteran and a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, has been named vice chairman and global U.S. leader of Deloitte’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry group. This group provides audit, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to commercial aerospace, military aircraft, defense electronics, missile defense, land and naval platforms and space companies, along with their suppliers, investors and customers.

In his new role, Captain will provide industry specialization to client teams and spearhead initiatives to enhance Deloitte’s position in the marketplace. He specializes in strategy, operational improvements, product development and program management across multiple functions.

“Over the past few years, A&D industry growth has been fueled by the global war on terrorism and the recovery in commercial aircraft,” said Captain. “However, companies in this industry face a number of ongoing challenges in areas including increased emphasis on cost control, global supply chain complexities, the innovation imperative, regulatory compliance and a critical talent shortage. How well companies respond to these challenges will determine their success going forward.”

Captain is a member of the Seattle University Business School Dean’s Executive Advisory Board and participates in a number of professional, civic and community programs, and is a member of the Patrons of Northwest Civic & Charitable Organizations Board of Directors. He received an M.B.A. from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. He also completed the executive education program at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.

For more information, visit www.deloitte.com/us/a&d.

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