Tauber Industry Advisory Board Representative
3M / VP of 3M Supply Chain; International Operations
3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. Over the years, 3M innovations have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. 3M products have made driving at night easier, made buildings safer, and made consumer electronics lighter, less energy-intensive and less harmful to the environment.
Dave Schaefer is currently the Vice President of Strategy & Initiatives, 3M Manufacturing and Supply Chain. He has 37 years with 3M. Dave started his career in plant operations and moved across multiple facilities in Brookings, Hutchinson, and Aberdeen. He has also held multiple Manufacturing Director positions as well as the first Six Sigma Director for the Transportation Business. Dave was a division vice president within the Industrial Business Group, and has most recently held multiple Corporate Supply Chain VP assignments. Throughout his career he has worked across four of the five Business Groups, and has traveled to 44 countries that 3M has operations in.