NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US announced today the appointment of Sean Hoover as the new metals leader for its U.S. Industrial Products practice, effective immediately. Hoover will take over the role from Robert McCutcheon, who now leads PwC's U.S. Industrial Products practice. In this new role, Hoover will lead the metals sector efforts, providing strategic direction to help clients optimize their business opportunities. Based in Pittsburgh, Hoover's extensive history in the metals industry includes strategic advice on acquisitions and divestitures, due diligence reviews, debt and equity offerings and financial reporting.
"Sean's appointment as U.S. metals leader demonstrates the firm's ongoing commitment to providing our clients with seasoned leadership and expertise to meet their evolving business needs. Sean is the perfect partner to take on this role and his skillset is an invaluable asset to our group and the clients we serve," said Robert McCutcheon, U.S. Industrial Products leader for PwC. "We congratulate Sean on this appointment."
Hoover brings more than 15 years of experience serving a variety of metals clients from global, publicly-traded corporations to smaller emerging companies. Prior to this role, Hoover spent two years at PwC's National Office consulting on issues such as pension and other post-employment benefits (OPEB), stock compensation, and inventory accounting. He has also worked directly with the FASB and the SEC on standard setting and regulatory oversight. Currently, Hoover serves on PwC's Staff Advisory Council, which helps develop the strategic initiatives for the firm's Assurance practice.
"I am honored to be named the leader of the metals practice and look forward to leading the team, as well as continuing to serve clients in my new role," said Hoover. "This marks an exciting new chapter in my career of helping businesses in this robust and rapidly growing industry."
Hoover received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Pennsylvania.
About PwC's Metals Practice
PwC's Metals practice is composed of a worldwide network of industry professionals serving metals clients and strategically located in more than 30 countries. PwC services global clients involved in ferrous and nonferrous primary and secondary metals production by bringing experience, leading international industry practices, and a wealth of specialized resources to help solve business issues.
About PwC's Industrial Products practice
PwC's Industrial Products (IP) practice provides financial, operational, and strategic services to global organizations across the aerospace & defense (A&D), business services, chemicals, engineering & construction (E&C), forest, paper, & packaging (FPP), industrial manufacturing, metals, and transportation & logistics (T&L) industries. For more information please visit: www.pwc.com/us/en/industrial-products
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