Leadership Speaker Series

The Leadership Speaker Series was devised by Tauber Institute students to bring industry leaders to the University of Michigan. The main goal of the Leadership Speaker series is to provide Business and Engineering students with a perspective on challenges and attributes of leadership relative to current trends in industry.  The talks are intended to inspire Michigan students as they step into leadership roles in Operations.

Previous TLSS speakers include:

•Peter Denk, Senior VP, Robert Bosch LLC, “Building a High-Performance Team”
•Peter Frank, Advisory Principal, PwC, New York, spoke about about a series of "megatrends" that are underway and having a profound impact on the opportunities and risks facing companies today.
•Jeffrey C. Sinclair, Lecturer at the University of Michigan in both the Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, retired Director at McKinsey & Company
•Piyush Bhargava, Executive Director, Global Materials & Packaging at Dell Inc
•Rich Sheridan, CEO and Co-Founder of Menlo Innovations
•Yasuhiko Ichihashi, Vice President of Toyota North America, "At Toyota: Growth through Localization."
•Al Halvorsen, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Frito-Lay
•Brian Tauber, President and CEO of Carolina Precision Plastics and C Enterprises, “Saving Private Brian:  A Report from the Entrepreneurial Trenches”
•Bruce Hettle, Executive Director of Global Vehicle Operations Manufacturing Engineering Ford Motor Company, “World Class Manufacturing: New Business Modules and Reducing the Cost of Manufacturing”