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Arthur D. Little Continues to Expand its Presence in the Americas through Industry Leaders

Ronald S. Jonash, former Arthur D. Little Director and Sam Metzger, leading CEO and entrepreneur, join Arthur D. Little’s North America senior advisory board

USA, Boston, MA - 26 March 2009:

BOSTON, MA – March 26, 2009 – Arthur D. Little (ADL), the leading Global Management Consultancy, linking Strategy, Technology and Innovation, is pleased to announce that Ronald S. Jonash and Sam Metzger have joined the Senior Advisory Board of Arthur D. Little North America.  Both are experienced leaders with exceptional track records in the technology and food and beverage industries, respectively.

Priscilla McLeroy and John Brennan, the Managing Directors of Arthur D. Little’s Americas business, said: “We are excited to welcome both Sam and Ron as members of our Senior Advisory Board. Ron Jonash was instrumental in building Arthur D. Little’s Technology & Innovation Management practice, and we are delighted to have him back on the team.  Sam Metzger, a skilled visionary and outstanding CEO, adds to ADL’s leading position guiding clients both in the financial services and consumer product goods sectors.  Both of these leaders join our Senior Advisory Board as active partners in our growing Americas business.”

Arthur D. Little’s Senior Advisory Board was formed in 2007 and consists of top-level executives from many industries who provide their insight and expertise on emerging business trends and market challenges. 

Ron Jonash is a specialist in the strategic management of technology and innovation.  He will work in an advisory role with ADL’s Technology & Innovation Management Practice.  Ron has conducted extensive work across a wide range of European, American and Japanese companies as well as with research institutes, government laboratories and consortia.  Ron is a prolific writer and is known for “The Innovation Premium” – a body of work that focuses on the management of innovation and the creation and capture of innovation premiums and shareholder value.

Sam Metzger is a leading CEO and entrepreneur who has over 30 years of experience co-founding and building a number of successful companies that have transformed the food and beverage industry, ranging from new product introductions to creative commercial arrangements and distribution channels that were ahead of the industry’s time.  Sam is the co-founder and former CEO of Chipwich, the original chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich, credited with creating the “adult premium ice cream novelty” segment.  The brand was sold to CoolBrands in 2002, which was then acquired by Nestle in 2007.  For over 30 years, Sam has been instrumental in leading market change within the context of new technologies and innovative business ideas.

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Arthur D. Little, founded in 1886, is a global leader in management consultancy, linking strategy, innovation and technology with deep industry knowledge. We offer our clients sustainable solutions to their most complex business problems.  Arthur D. Little has a collaborative client engagement style, exceptional people and a firm-wide commitment to quality and integrity.  The firm has over 30 offices worldwide.  With its partner Altran Technologies, Arthur D. Little has access to a network of over 16,000 professionals.  Arthur D. Little is proud to serve many of the Fortune 100 companies globally, in addition to many other leading firms and public sector organizations.  For further information please visit www.adl.com.

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