Tauber Welcomes New Industry Advisory Board members from Microsoft and American Securities

March 7, 2018

Ann Arbor, MI – Andy Miller of Microsoft and David Horing of American Securities have joined representatives of 30 of the world's top corporations as a members 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.

As a Finance Director in Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Business group,  Andy Miller is responsible for leading the finance function for the One Commercial Partner division, driving Microsoft’s strategic direction across various commercial partners.

David Horing is a Managing Director of American Securities, a private equity firm with more than $15 billion under management. He is currently a Director of Henry Company, Milk Specialties Global, Mortgage Contracting Services, and MW Industries. David is a Managing Member of the active American Securities Partners funds, and also serves as an investment committee member of the funds managed by Ascribe Capital, an affiliate of American Securities.

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. Tauber students tackle diverse operations challenges in industries such as aerospace, energy, internet commerce, automotive manufacturing, tech, finance, 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 or 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