DTE Energy Names New President, Senior Leadership Changes

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DTE Energy has made several leadership changes, including naming Steve Kurmas president and COO. Kurmas will take over for Gerry Anderson on Dec. 31 and will be responsible for the strategic oversight and operation of the company’s utility businesses. Anderson, 55, will maintain his roles as chairman and CEO.

Kurmas, 57, serves as the company’s senior vice president of electric operations and customer service. Other leadership changes made Tuesday, include:

Jerry Norcia, 50, was named president and COO of the company’s largest business unit, DTE Electric as well as Gas and Storage Pipelines.

Dave Meador, 56, will be vice chairman and chief administrative officer, and will oversee finance, IT, corporate services, and corporate affairs organizations.

Peter Oleksiak, 47, was selected as senior vice president and CFO.

Mark Stier, 51, was named president and COO of DTE Gas, and will lead the natural gas utility including its supply and control functions.

The appointments are part of the company’s normal planning process, says Erica Donerson, a DTE spokeswoman. “We wanted to continue our focus on leadership to continue our success. We chose a team that will keep (DTE) running strong,” she says.

Last month, DTE Energy, which has more than 3.3 million gas and electric customers in southeastern Michigan, reported earnings from Jan.-Sept. of $537 million, or $3.07 per diluted share, up from $529 million, or $3.08 per diluted share, from the same period in 2012.

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