SOURCE: Clarkston Consulting

September 25, 2007 06:00 ET

Charles F. (Chuck) Williams Joins Clarkston Consulting

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwire - September 25, 2007) - Clarkston Consulting, a leading management and technology consulting firm, announced that Chuck Williams has joined the firm as an Partner in the New York Office. Mr. Williams brings over 29 years of experience in developing information technology strategy, systems and processes in the consumer products, pharmaceutical, and entertainment industries.

"We are thrilled to welcome Chuck to Clarkston," said Tom Finegan, Chief Executive Officer. "He brings a wealth of industry relationships and strategy development expertise in Clarkston's key verticals -- Consumer Products and Life Sciences. Chuck's track record of partnering with other business leaders to build world-class service organizations and dramatically improve business performance is exemplary. We are confident that Chuck's experience will be valuable to our clients in both industries."

Mr. Williams has held numerous leadership positions, most recently as the first Chief Technology Officer at Pfizer, the world's leading global pharmaceutical company. Chuck led the Pfizer information technology function in integrating the acquisition of Pharmacia, consolidating and standardizing the technology infrastructure globally, and adapting to Pfizer's global scale. Prior to joining Pfizer, Mr. Williams served as Chief Information Officer at Georgia-Pacific (now part of Koch Industries). Under his leadership, Georgia-Pacific successfully implemented the SAP enterprise resource planning system, integrated two large acquisitions, and won several awards for delivery of IT-enabled value and staff development. Prior to Georgia-Pacific, Chuck served in several leadership roles at the Walt Disney Company, including assignments to help open EPCOT Center in 1982, and Euro Disney in 1992.

Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and did post graduate work in business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He is currently a doctoral student in Organization and Leadership at Columbia University.

About Clarkston Consulting

Clarkston Consulting is a different kind of management and technology consulting firm. We deliver a unique experience for market leaders within the Consumer Products and Life Sciences industries. Considering professionalism, expertise, and value as prerequisites, we take service a step further through our unyielding commitment to the success of people as individuals, both our clients and our employees. By combining integrity, adaptability, and a whatever-it-takes attitude, we have achieved an extremely high rate of referral and repeat business and a client satisfaction rate of 97% over the past five years as measured by The Conference Board.

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