Mel Wolfgang serves on The Boston Consulting Group's Industrial Goods practice leadership team and the North American management team, where he is responsible for all consultant human-resources and development. He is also the North American topic leader for the firm's change management topic and a member of the firm’s People & Organization; Strategy; and Technology, Media & Telecommunications practices.

Since joining BCG in 1999, Mel has supported a wide range of industrial and technology businesses, as well as public-sector agencies, through large-scale transformation agendas. His work has covered issues such as strategy development, growth, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, postmerger integration, organization design and culture management, cost optimization, pricing, and commercial excellence programs.

Mel is a lecturer with the American College of Corporate Directors, where he specializes in training public-company board members on business strategy. He is also active in the Boston area in supporting pediatric food-allergy research.

Before joining BCG, Mel worked in the marine industry in various roles, including research scientist at MIT and engine room technician aboard an LNG carrier. He also worked in manufacturing and assembly for an oceanographic equipment manufacturer and in the design and construction of small pleasure craft.


  • Leads BCG's work in the postal industry in North America
  • Marine transportation and logistics
  • Semiconductor capital equipment
  • Aerospace and defense
  • Ferrous and nonferrous metals
  • Heavy and light building materials
  • Process industries
  • Large-scale transformation
  • Postmerger integration
  • Organization and leadership
  • Strategy
  • Due diligence


  • PhD, hydrodynamics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, naval architecture and marine engineering, Webb Institute
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