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Maine Pointe Targets Growth in Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Industries with Appointment of Industry Leader, David Grasso

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Grasso appointed as EVP for Aviation, Aerospace & DefenseDavid Grasso

Boston, Mass., October 7, 2019 --  Global supply chain and operations consulting firm Maine Pointe today announced David Grasso has joined the firm as Executive Vice President and Industry Leader for Aviation, Aerospace & Defense. The appointment of Grasso, a proven leader with decades of experience in this sector, is part of Maine Pointe's ongoing initiative to deliver the greatest value to clients by bringing in seasoned and experienced leaders to lend their insights to growth-oriented client projects.

Grasso comes to Maine Pointe from a global professional services firm in North America, where he grew the Aviation, Aerospace and Defense practice from a single client. While there, he built the industry leadership team, brought new service offerings to market, and established the firm as a go to partner for digital business transformation resulting in a CAGR of 20%+ over five years.

Grasso will be a key player in driving Maine Pointe's expansion in the crucial Aviation, Aerospace & Defense industry as the firm continues to pursue its growth goals. "Over the course of my career, it has been rewarding to work with global clients along the entire value chain to tackle real-world operational issues, and produce results that have delivered value, savings, and new capabilities to the private sector, the military and the taxpayer as well," Grasso said.

"One of our greatest strengths is our ability to bring on the most talented executive leaders with years of real-world experience driving value for clients," said Steven Bowen, Chairman and CEO of Maine Pointe. "David brings powerful insights to the table, and a proven track record of driving lasting value, positive ROI, and meaningful, sustainable growth. His appointment will prove essential in our continuing efforts to drive value in this segment."

Grasso's significant accomplishments in this sector have included:

  • Establishing E2E model-based business capabilities & a durable digital thread to target the elimination of millions of worker-hours from the engineering & design, planning, construction & delivery of US Naval vessels for a shipbuilder, delivering a 20% reduction in total cost
  • Developing the business & supply chain architecture for the first aerospace B2B exchange to achieve savings for commercial aircraft procurement, spare parts management, supply chain operations reducing AOG time & costs in addition to integration across the supply base
  • Defining new business capabilities and value creation models for a major defense contractor.

Grasso's commentary appears frequently in the media on major trends in the industry. He is an accomplished executive leader with the vision to implement transformational changes across the entire aviation, aerospace & defense ecosystem, and he has a proven track record of driving successful business transformation, operational optimization and profitable growth.

About Maine Pointe 

Maine Pointe, a member of the SGS Group, is a global supply chain and operations consulting firm trusted by many chief executives and private equity firms to drive compelling economic returns for their companies. We achieve this by delivering accelerated, sustainable improvements in EBITDA, cash and growth across their procurement, logistics, operations and data analytics. Our hands-on implementation experts work with executives and their teams to rapidly break through functional silos and transform the buy-make-move-fulfill digital supply chain to deliver the greatest value to customers and stakeholders at the lowest cost to business. We call this Total Value Optimization (TVO)TM.

Maine Pointe's engagements are results-driven and deliver between 4:1-8:1 ROI. We are so confident in our work and our processes that we provide a unique 100% guarantee of engagement fees based on annualized savings.

About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

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