DTE Energy board appoints COO Jerry Norcia as CEO

Published on June 26, 2019 by Chris Galford

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Jerry Norcia

DTE Energy’s board of directors recently appointed DTE President and COO Jerry Norcia its new president and CEO, while appointing current CEO Gerry Anderson into a role as executive board chairman.

Norcia was elected to the position on June 23 and will begin his new post on July 1. He has served as DTE Energy president and COO since 2016, overseeing DTE’s strategic oversight and operations of electric and gas utilities, along with its two large non-utility businesses.

“I’m grateful for the confidence that Gerry and the Board have in me to lead this company through such an exciting and transformative time in the energy industry,” Norcia said. “DTE’s top priorities remain the same: to be a great energy company, to continue to foster a world-class employee engagement culture, to drive customer service excellence, to be a force for good in our communities and to deliver distinctive shareholder returns.”

The CEO seat is a natural conclusion to Norcia’s rising career at DTE, where he has worked since 2002. He began as the president of DTE”s Gas Storage and Pipelines business, changing positions and assuming more responsibilities over the years since.

Anderson joined DTE in 1993, being appointed president in 2004, CEO in 2010, and chairman in 2011. When he becomes executive chairman, he will serve as Norcia’s advisor on business issues and help guide DTE’s role in the world.

“Jerry Norcia and I have worked closely together for more than 15 years,” Anderson said. “He is a great business leader with a big heart for our people and our communities. One of the most important responsibilities of a CEO is to, at some point, hand off the job to a great successor at the right time. I’m confident I’m doing that.”