Mark Gardner, a principal with Deloitte Consulting, serves as global leader of Deloitte’s Manufacturing Consulting practice and serves on Deloitte Consulting’s US Talent Development Council. Mark has over 30 years of consulting and industry experience in the automotive and manufacturing industries and serves manufacturing clients on a global basis. He has extensive experience in strategy development, operations improvement, business transformation, merger integration, business analytics, organization change, and information technology transformation. Previously, Mark was an engineer at NASA in Houston, TX, specializing in space suit systems and operations. He developed spacewalk procedures, conducted flight crew training related to spacewalk procedures and spacesuit operations, and performed space shuttle flight operations mission support. Mark has an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.