Tauber welcomes DTE's Sharon Pfeuffer to the Industry Advisory Board

August 9, 2017


Ann Arbor, MI – Sharon Pfeuffer of DTE joins representatives of 30 of the world's top corporations as a member of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations Industry Advisory Board. The Industry Advisory Board's objective: to cultivate future leaders in operations through support of the Tauber Institute's multidisciplinary experiential learning mission.

Sharon Pfeuffer is director of strategy and corporate development for DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. She has over 30 years of engineering, operations, and leadership experience in fossil fired power plants, and generation capital project planning and execution. Pfeuffer is currently responsible for electric business planning and generation strategy and regulatory support for DTE Electric, which serves 1.2 million Michigan customers. In addition, Pfeuffer provides support for DTE retail open access (ROA/electric choice) customers and corporate forecasting.

Pfeuffer's education includes a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Michigan, and a Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt.

The Tauber Institute brings together graduate students from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and College of Engineering to gain operations expertise and leadership skills, then work together at sponsoring companies around the world, tackling diverse operations challenges in industries such as aerospace, energy, internet commerce, automotive manufacturing, tech, and healthcare. In over 30 collaborative projects with industry each year, the Tauber Institute applies cutting-edge operations theory to real-world problems, saving sponsoring companies millions of dollars through increased efficiency and waste reduction, and often simultaneously improving working conditions and reducing environmental impact.

Input from the Industry Advisory Board ensures that the Tauber Institute stays at the forefront of operations education and responds quickly to industry needs. Offering guidance consistent with the program's mission and objectives, the Industry Advisory Board actively assists the Tauber Institute in achieving its academic and research goals through industry leadership, cooperation, feedback, and acquisition of financial support.

The board, which meets twice a year with Tauber Institute leadership, represents a diverse group of organizations.
View a full list of board members with biographies.

About the Tauber Institute for Global Operations

A joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and College of Engineering, working together with industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. Well-designed and managed team projects form the cornerstone of the Tauber Institute experience, and allow students to apply their knowledge to real world settings. http://www.tauber.umich.edu