NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte announced today that Trina Huelsman has been appointed vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and leader of the process and industrial products practice in the United States, effective immediately. Huelsman succeeds Craig Giffi, who will continue to serve as Deloitte's automotive practice leader.
Huelsman will head the process and industrial products practice that serves more than 80 percent of the Fortune 1000 manufacturing companies across the chemicals, materials and industrial sectors. She will be responsible for the development and implementation of key sector initiatives and will work with senior management of the organization's leading clients. Huelsman is based in Chicago.
"The manufacturing industry is a key driver of the U.S. economy and America's competitiveness, and is also at the forefront of a dynamic transformation in innovation, technology and labor that influences business, government, academia and the public," said Huelsman. "This is an exciting time to serve clients as they look to harness emerging and disruptive trends like additive manufacturing, automation and analytics to expand market share, manage risk and increase profitability. I am excited to serve the process and industrial products team in my new role as we help our clients navigate this environment and target opportunities for growth."
Huelsman was most recently the audit and enterprise risk services leader for the process and industrial products sector, and has nearly two decades of experience advising clients in the chemicals, steel, paper/forest products, and industrial products industries.
"Trina's deep industry knowledge and experience distinguish her among her clients and our industry, and I look forward to seeing our process and industrial practice advance under her leadership," said Doug Bade, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and consumer and industrial products leader.
Huelsman has deep experience leading integrated teams in global Sarbanes-Oxley internal control attestations and in auditing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and underlying IT infrastructure. She is a licensed CPA in Ohio, Tennessee and Illinois; and specializes in auditing complex business processes. Huelsman has also held leadership roles in Deloitte's women's initiative, internal training and professional development, and has spoken at external industry conferences and events.
About Deloitte's Process and Industrial Products Practice
Deloitte's process and industrial products practice serves over 80 percent of all Fortune 1000 process and industrial products companies, which include market category leaders in chemicals, metals, industrial goods and paper products. For more information about Deloitte's process and industrial products sector, please visit www.deloitte.com/us/pip or follow us @DeloitteMFG.
As used in this document, "Deloitte" means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.