The council of advisers for Aviation Week’s Top-Performing Companies (TPC) survey includes some of the most well-known consultants and business strategists in the Western aerospace and defense sector today. Based in Europe and the U.S., the group represents decades of experience in industry and government.
While discussion about TPC results can last months, each year Aviation Week brings them together for an all-day, in-person meeting to review the data and mull trends and forecasts in the sector. The 2015 council comprised:

 

Byron Callan
Director
Capital Alpha Partners

 

Tom Captain
Vice Chairman, Global A&D Sector Leader
Deloitte

 

Antoine Gelain
Managing Director
Paragon European Partners

 

Steven Grundman
Principal, Grundman Advisory
Lund Fellow at the Atlantic Council

 

Harlan Irvine
Principal
Deloitte

 

William Lay
Principal
PwC

 

Jacob Markish
Principal
Renaissance Strategic Advisors

 

Jim Schwendinger
A&D consultant (ret.)
Deloitte

 

John Stack
Managing Director, Aerospace Leader
The McLean Group