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Doug Gates to Lead KPMG Aerospace, Defense Practice; Jeff Dobbs Comments

KPMGlogoDoug Gates, a 30-year consulting and industry veteran, has been appointed to lead KPMG‘s global and U.S. aerospace and defense practice.

The eight-year firm veteran succeeds Marty Phillips, who now serves as head of management consulting for the diversified industrials practice that includes aerospace and defense, KPMG said Tuesday.

Gates will be responsible for setting strategic priorities and developing partnerships with executives at aerospace and defense companies.

Jeff Dobbs, global sector chair of KPMG’s diversified industrials practice, said the firm appointed Gates to the position as it aims to help companies navigate business challenges in the sector.

“Aerospace and defense companies are challenged to meet the pressures of decreasing government defense budgets, increased globalization and competition, and a highly complex regulatory environment, ” Gates said.

In previous positions at KPMG, Gates helped clients implement projects aimed to transform business processes, redesign enterprise organizations and manage working capital.He also helped form business process outsourcing and shared services strategies.

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