Tauber Institute Welcomes Pfizer Robert Noack to IAB

March 18, 2019

Ann Arbor, MI – Pfizer Senior Director of Worldwide Research and Development Robert M. Noack 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.

Headquartered in New York City, Pfizer, Inc. with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut, is an American pharmaceutical corporation. The company develops and produces medicines and vaccines for a wide range of medical disciplines, including immunology, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, and neurology. Robert Noack has over 27 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry at Perrigo, Pharmacia, and Pfizer. Mr. Noack’s professional background includes leadership roles in product development, process development, manufacturing, and advanced manufacturing technology implementation.

As Senior Director in the Drug Product Supply organization at Pfizer Worldwide R&D, Mr. Noack has responsibility for drug product manufacturing in support of clinical trials conducted globally by Pfizer, Inc. Mr. Noack currently manages all R&D drug product manufacturing assets in the United States. His group supports clinical supplies needs across all therapeutic areas and phases of development, including pre-registration programs in Phase I-III, as well as scale-up, technology transfer, and commercialization efforts across Pfizer.

Mr. Noack earned a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA degree from Grand Valley State University.

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