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Oliver Wyman’s Automotive Consulting Practice Welcomes Three Detroit-Based Partners – Jörn Buss, Andrew Chien, Kevin

  Oliver Wyman’s Automotive Consulting Practice Welcomes Three Detroit-Based
  Partners – Jörn Buss, Andrew Chien, Kevin Hauser

Business Wire

DETROIT -- November 01, 2012

Oliver Wyman’s global automotive industry consulting practice is pleased to
welcome three new Partners, all based in Detroit.

Jörn Buss consults to auto industry clients on issues of product strategy and
product development, advanced technologies, product cost, and quality
management. Mr. Buss previously worked at several international consultancies
and has held senior positions at Audi and Porsche. Mr. Buss’s consulting work
earned him the Ford 2010 Global Gold Supplier Award (shared) for a $100+
million purchased-parts cost optimization and development of a product value
management process. He holds an M.B.A. from Boston University and a Master’s
in Management and Industrial Engineering (Dipl. Wirtschaftsingenieur) from
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Andrew Chien has more than 20 years of specialized experience in consulting,
engineering, and finance – serving clients in the financial services,
commercial vehicle, off-highway, automotive, and energy industries. Mr. Chien
is an auto industry thought leader on green vehicles, product development,
complexity management, engineered products, cost reduction, strategic
sourcing, and warranty improvement. He most recently served as president and
managing director of North American operations for a leading consulting firm
in the automotive sector. Mr. Chien previously held senior positions at Intel
and Ford Motor Company (including as a Powertrain Design Engineer for Ford
Electronics and a Race Engineer for the Benetton-Ford Formula One team). He
holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, an M.S. in Mechanical
Engineering from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from the University of
Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Kevin Hauser has 20 years of experience serving automakers, commercial vehicle
OEMs, and their suppliers. Mr. Hauser’s consulting work covers an array of
strategic and operational topics, but his primary focus is in supply chain
improvement and product cost reduction. In his prior experience, he held the
position of senior vice president and head of the operations practice for a
well-known consulting firm. Mr. Hauser also worked in the auto industry as a
manufacturing engineer at ThyssenKrupp and as a research engineer at Ford
Motor Company, where he specialized in composite materials and manufacturing
process development. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the
University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan’s Ross
School of Business.

John Lucci, head of Oliver Wyman’s North American Automotive practice, says,
“We are really looking forward to having Jörn, Andy, and Kevin on our North
American team. Their product development, procurement, and warranty expertise
will complement and broaden the deep production and manufacturing
specialization we have today.”

About Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 50+
cities across 25 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with
specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and
organization transformation. The firm's 3,000 professionals help clients
optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and
accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive
opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan
Companies [NYSE: MMC], a global team of professional services companies
offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human
capital. With 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $10
billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a
global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a
global leader in risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Mercer, a
global leader in human resource consulting and related services. For more
information, visit www.oliverwyman.com. Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter
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Contact:

Oliver Wyman
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Elisabeth.Egan@oliverwyman.com
 
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