John H. Schmidt
John H. Schmidt leads Accenture’s Global Aerospace and Defense practice. He directs a team of experienced industry professionals who design and deliver transformational solutions for the commercial aerospace, defense, and space exploration sectors. Under his direction, the practice has grown three times the industry average and is currently working with nine of the industry’s top 10 performers. He works with industry leaders, helping them define strategy, drive operational business improvement, accelerate profitable growth, and increase shareholder value. John is known for his ability to lead large teams and work in complex global business environments to deliver programs that result in substantive cost reductions, increased business capabilities, and improved organizational effectiveness. John is a member of the Aerospace Industry Association’s Board of Governors and is a frequent industry speaker on industry trends, the digital paradigm in aerospace, and the extended supply chain.