Douglas Gates, MBA ’85

KPMGDoug has been appointed to head the Global and U.S. Aerospace & Defense practice in Atlanta at KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm.

Doug will drive strategy and client services and broaden KPMG relationships with senior aerospace and defense executives, and will act as the lead engagement partner on several large client engagements. Hewill also help drive the creation of market-recognized thought leadership and industry knowledge for the aerospace and defense sector.

Doug brings more 30 years of experience both in consulting and industry positions, including 20 years at a major A&D company. An eight year veteran at KPMG, he has helped clients develop and implement large-scale operational improvement projects, including lean business process transformation, enterprise organizational redesign, manufacturing plant closure/consolidation, global working capital optimization and business process outsourcing and shared services strategies.

Doug previously held key leadership positions at IBM and Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems.

Douglas Gates, MBA ’85
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