Michael Capone, former head of the consumer and industrial products practice at Grant Thornton, has been appointed to lead the company’s distribution group based in Chicago starting Aug. 1.
The executive worked with several distribution, retail and manufacturing customers throughout his eight-year career at the firm, Grant Thornton said Thursday.
Wally Gruenes, Grant Thornton national managing partner for industry and client experience, said Capone brings leadership skills and customer service experience to his new role.
Capone previously worked at Ernst & Young and held various responsibilities such as employee training and quality control abroad.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and serves as a board member of the European American Chamber of Commerce and the Association for Corporate Growth.