Alvarez & Marsal Adds Eric Dustman, Operations Expert, as Managing Director
Consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal has hired Eric Dustman, a seasoned operations and supply chain expert, as the Managing Director of its business performance improvement practice. He will be based in Chicago.
Dustman brings more than 25 years of experience as an advisor and operator serving the industrial, technology, telecommunications, consumer products and chemicals sectors. He specializes in helping clients improve margins, operational efficiency and market performance, with expertise in support of initiatives in the product portfolio, manufacturing sourcing, execution and services.
Dustman has led numerous supply chain transformations for clients, including a recent engagement with a global industrial company that helped him reduce complexity by 20% and working capital by 30%.
“As post-pandemic realities emerge, the need to improve and transform supply chain performance will continue to grow,” said Cyndi Joiner, Managing Director and Head of Performance Improvement Practice at A&M company for the East region. “Executives across multiple industries will face critical supply chain issues regarding business continuity, cybersecurity, quality, transparency and ESG compliance. Eric’s experience, aligned with A&M’s operational heritage and leadership, his action, results approach, will help customers navigate current and future pressure points in their supply chain.
He joins Alvarez & Marsal from Strategy & (formerly Booz & Company), where he has spent the last 13 years. He most recently served as an associate in the industrial products and services segment, focusing on strategic and operational commitments. Prior to that, he spent eight years with Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was Senior Manager, focusing on operational engagements with customers of manufactured products.
Earlier in his career, Dustman spent 11 years at Motorola, where he held increasingly senior positions in product engineering, quality and testing, and production management.
He holds an MBA from Northwestern University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.
“As we emerge from the pandemic, the requirements and the structure of the value chain will change,” said Dustman. “A & M’s pragmatic approach and commitment to delivering results with clients are aligned to address these challenges, drive systemic efficiency and enable growth.
Based in New York, Alvarez & Marsal has more than 5,400 people on four continents who provide advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround services.
The firm launched an ESG consulting firm earlier this year.