Meet Robert “Duane” Dickson
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Duane Dickson is a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Manufacturing group. He specializes in providing services in corporate strategy, general management, acquisitions and divestitures, and profitability, working primarily with the chemicals, advanced materials, industrial products, consumer packaged goods, medical devices, and safety equipment industries.
Duane is also the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (DTTL) Global Chemicals Sector Leader, as well as the Deloitte United States Chemicals Sector Leader.
Duane has more than 32 years of business and consulting experience in senior positions in major industrial and healthcare products companies. Duane also has extensive experience serving as a senior executive focusing on operations. He has led major transformational programs in four major chemical companies, all yielding in excess of US$200 million in profitability and more than US$1 billion of shareholder value. As a former VP/General Manager of a US$1 billion division of an industrial chemical company, he led the complete restructuring of the division, drove significant profitability improvement, and co-developed synergy capture plan and asset divestiture plans in support of a large merger. Also, as a former VP of Corporate Ventures (M&A), Duane developed significant experience in transaction support, negotiation, JV (Joint Venture) management, divestitures, and corporate development. He has also led Corporate Strategy and Global Marketing for a global manufacturer of medical products.
Duane holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. He also completed the Advanced Management Programme at London Business School. He has been published in the Wall Street Journal for a leading-edge point-of-view on chemical industry cyclicality, receiving coverage on the front page.
Duane is the primary author of the DTTL studies The chemical multiverse and The decade ahead. He served as the contributing author to End market alchemy. Duane has participated as a presenter in a number of global chemical events sharing his insights on Advanced Materials Systems and chemicals corporate strategy.
“ Averages are misleading; get beneath them for real understanding and value growth.”
– Duane Dickson, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP