NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte announced today that Paul Wellener has been appointed vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and leader of the industrial products and services practice in the United States, effective immediately. Wellener succeeds Trina Huelsman, who will continue to serve as Deloitte's chief risk and reputation officer, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP.
In his new role, Wellener will be responsible for driving key industrial products and services sector initiatives, growing the practice across all businesses and working closely with senior leaders of the organization and their clients, which include over 95 percent of the industry's Fortune 500 companies. Based in Cleveland, Wellener also serves as Deloitte's managing principal of Northeast Ohio.
"The industrial products industry is experiencing a time of rapid change and uncertainty as globalization, advanced technologies, the skills gap and the evolution of Industry 4.0 reshape the industry," said Wellener. "This is an exciting time to lead the industrial products practice as we work with our clients to navigate the changing landscape."
A principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP, Wellener has 28 years of experience in the industrial products and automotive sectors, and has focused on helping organizations address major transformations. His global experience spans work with teams in Asia, Europe and South America.
"Paul's deep understanding of the industry and business issues that impact industrial manufacturers has positioned him as a leader among his clients, our colleagues and our industry," said Seema Pajula, vice chairman and consumer and industrial products leader, Deloitte LLP. "Under his leadership, the industrial products and services practice is primed to continue providing innovative solutions to clients and value to the industry at large. I look forward to seeing our practice advance and our clients succeed under his leadership."
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