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PwC Names Dietmar Ostermann as Global Automotive Advisory Leader

DETROIT, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dietmar Ostermann has been named PwC's global automotive advisory leader, effective immediately.  Ostermann joined PwC following the firm's recent acquisition of global management consulting firm PRTM, where Ostermann led its worldwide automotive practice.  At PwC, Ostermann will oversee management consulting activities with automotive OEMs and suppliers globally.

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With more than 20 years of automotive experience, Ostermann has deep experience in global operations and business strategy on behalf of automotive OEMs and suppliers in Europe, North America, Japan, China and India.  His specific areas of focus include business and operations strategy, manufacturing strategy, operations improvement, supply chain management, strategic sourcing, product development and platform strategy.

"We are delighted to welcome Dietmar to PwC where his considerable experience in operations management consulting will benefit our practice and clients around the world," said Rick Hanna, global automotive leader at PwC.  "Dietmar's deep knowledge of issues ranging from designing vehicles for emerging markets, strategy execution in fast growing automotive markets, and global supplier restructuring, will be a tremendous asset to our clients."

Prior to PwC, Ostermann also spent more than 16 years with A.T. Kearney, most recently as chief executive officer. He holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in business and engineering from the University of Hamburg, and a Master of Science in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Southern California.

About PwC's Automotive Practice
PwC's global automotive practice leverages its extensive experience in the industry to help companies solve complex business challenges with efficiency and quality.  One of PwC's global automotive practice's key competitive advantages is Autofacts®, a team of automotive industry specialists dedicated to ongoing analysis of sector trends.  Autofacts provides our team of more than 4,600 automotive professionals and our clients with data and analysis to assess implications, make recommendations, and support decisions to compete in the global marketplace.

About PwC's Advisory Practice
PwC's Advisory professionals help organizations improve business performance, respond quickly and effectively to crisis, and extract value from transactions. We understand our clients' industries and unique business challenges, and look across the entire organization — focusing on strategy, structure, people, process and technology—to help clients build their next competitive advantage. See www.pwc.com/us/consulting consulting for more information.

About the PwC Network
PwC firms help organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for.  We're a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.  Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

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