PwC Appoints Barry Misthal as Leader of Global Industrial Manufacturing Practice

NEW YORK, August 25, 2011 – PwC US announced today the appointment of Barry Misthal as the global leader of the Industrial Manufacturing group, effective immediately. Based out of PwC’s Philadelphia office, Misthal will be responsible for leading and coordinating PwC’s services to the industry across the world.

“It is an exciting time to be at the helm of global industrial manufacturing for PwC. Global industrial manufacturers are showing confidence in the strength of their businesses even against a backdrop of building uncertainty for the U.S. and other world economies,” said Misthal. “With the right understanding of the various risks involved in doing business cross border, industrial manufacturers can find robust opportunities to drive revenues in today’s global marketplace. I am looking forward to helping our clients address these risks and opportunities presented, by bringing together innovation and experience from across PwC’s global network.”

Misthal, who brings 25 years of experience to the role and who has also served as the U.S. industrial manufacturing leader for the past 5 years, has led teams in the areas of international mergers and acquisitions, finance organization effectiveness, shared service centers, organizational restructuring, cost reduction, and global ERP assessment and assurance.

He is also a partner in the firm’s Assurance practice with significant experience working with global public and private company boards of directors and executives on strategic, financial and operational transactions in the manufacturing and consumer products sectors. Misthal is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

About PwC’s Industrial Manufacturing Practice

PwC’s Industrial Manufacturing practice comprises a global network of industry professionals strategically located in more than 30 countries around the world. The practice brings experience, international industry best 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. With more than 31,000 professionals located in over 150 countries, PwC’s IP global professionals deliver a wide range of industry-focused tax, assurance, and advisory services to address critical business issues. For more information please visit: www.pwc.com/us/en/industrial-products

About the PwC Network

PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. More than 161,000 people in 154 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. See www.pwc.com for more information.

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