Friday, March 13, 2009

Hitachi Consulting Aerospace and Defense Group Managing Vice President Named to AVIATION WEEK Workforce Survey Advisory Board

Hitachi Consulting Aerospace and Defense (A&D) Practice Managing Vice President Lee Palmer has been named to the 2009 AVIATION WEEK Workforce Advisory Board which oversees the magazine’s annual report focused on workforce issues and trends in the A&D industry. Hitachi Consulting also is the exclusive sponsor of this year’s survey.

The 2009 AVIATION WEEK Workforce Advisory Board’s report, to be released Aug. 24, 2009, serves as a single source of reliable data for the A&D industry that analyzes current workforce issues, trends and opportunities in the areas of recruitment, retention, retirement, compensation, diversity, performance, professional development, and open positions. The report provides statistics and, through its advisory board, timely recommendations to A&D companies, such as establishing processes to deal with workforce transformation issues.

Hitachi Consulting joined forces with AVIATION WEEK following the firm’s release of a workforce management research report last fall in which ideas for workforce solutions for A&D companies were presented. Palmer, who is a founding member of Hitachi Consulting since its inception in 2000, has more than 18 years experience in business strategy and IT consulting primarily assisting companies resolve issues in revenue management, supply chain management, organizational transformation, systems integration, operations and performance improvement, ERP deployments, and strategic planning and execution.

“It’s an honor to be a member of the Advisory Board for this prestigious AVIATION WEEK survey,” Palmer said. “The entire industry values these results and I’m encouraged that Hitachi Consulting will be able to share its experience and knowledge on workforce issues with the premier organizations, top executives, and leading companies in the aerospace and defense industry.”

“Our industry’s increasingly competitive environment demands that we keep up with changing trends to optimize our workforce,” said Tom Henricks, president of AVIATION WEEK. “The 13th annual AVIATION WEEK Workforce Study will provide essential intelligence for A&D leaders, managers and employees, and we are pleased that Lee Palmer and Hitachi Consulting recognize the importance of this knowledge and have agreed to work with us on this year’s study.”

Download a free copy of Hitachi Consulting’s workforce paper, “Many Pieces Make Up the A&D Workforce Puzzle” from the Hitachi Consulting Web site. For more information on the AVIATION WEEK survey, visit

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation

As Hitachi, Ltd.'s (NYSE: HIT) global consulting company, with operations in the United States, Europe and Asia, Hitachi Consulting is a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to Global 2000 companies across many industries. With a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, we work with companies to understand their unique business needs, and to develop and implement practical business strategies and technology solutions. From business strategy development through application deployment, our consultants are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable business value and achieve sustainable ROI.

Hitachi Consulting's client base includes 25 percent of the Global 100 as well as many leading mid-market companies. We offer a client-focused, collaborative approach and transfer knowledge throughout each engagement.

For more information, call 1.877.664.0010 or visit

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 390,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2007 (ended March 31, 2008) consolidated revenues totaled 11,226 billion yen ($112.2 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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