Tom Captain, Retired Vice Chairman and Global & US Aerospace & Defense Sector Leader, Deloitte LLP, “Aerospace in Washington – What does the Future Hold?”
Tom Captain is the recently retired and long time leader for Deloitte’s global Aerospace and Defense sector practice. In his role, Tom was the senior leader, interfacing with client executives, the media, and industry organizations, while also serving on clients assignments. In his 36 years with Deloitte, Tom specialized in aircraft launch programs, operational restructuring, strategy, due diligence, cost reduction, M&A, financing, product development, engineering, operations, productivity improvement, information systems, and PMO. He is one of the most cited, well known, and respected experts in the sector.
In particular, Tom has participated in several large commercial, regional and business aircraft programs such as A380, A350XWB, B787, B777, B747 ‑400, B737NG, MHI MRJ, Bombardier C‑Series, Global 7000/8000 programs, as well as several defense program launches. He has worked with numerous aircraft aero-structures and systems suppliers to help them become more cost competitive.
Tom is frequently quoted by the media, e.g., Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Associated Press, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Business Week, The New York, LA, and Seattle Times, and Industry Today, and presents at key industry events globally. He served on the Board of Governors for the Aerospace Industries Association and the National Defense Industry Association. He currently serves as a trustee of the Museum of Flight, and he was recently named to the “100 Most Influential People in US Defense,” by Defense News. Tom is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.