Dean P. Stanley


IPFW Distinguished Service Award (2000)

M.B.A., 1976


Dean P. Stanley received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1959, an M.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University in 1976 and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Stanley joined International Harvester in 1959, at its Truck Technical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana as a test and development engineer. He was promoted to Product Engineer of Diesel Engines in 1966, Chief Engineer of Gasoline Engine Emission Development and Diesel Engines in 1969, Manager of Engineering Planning in 1974, Manager of Product Planning and Development for heavy trucks in 1976, and Manager of Worldwide Engineering for Medium Trucks in 1979. In 1981, he was appointed Vice President of Engineering, elected Corporate Vice President of Engineering, and Corporate Officer in 1984. Stanley become Vice President of Corporate Technology in 1988, and was named Vice President of Quality Management and Technology in 1990. After 38 years of service, Stanley retired from Navistar International, the successor company to International Harvester Company, on February 1, 1997. He retired as Corporate Vice President, Quality Management and Technology and an executive officer of Navistar International Transportation Corporation.

In the summer of 1999, Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne recruited Stanley to be Interim Dean of the Doermer School of Business and Visiting Professor of Business Administration for the 1999-2000 academic year. He lectured frequently in the graduate and undergraduate programs including, and retired from this position on September 1, 2000.

Stanley has served as a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the National and Indiana Society's of Professional Engineers, the Chicago Manufacturing Center's Board of Directors, the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing, the Industrial Research Institute, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the American Society for Quality, the Convergence International Transportation Electronics, the Air and Waste Management Association, the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Transportation Research Board.

Stanley is an emeritus member of Clemson University's College of Engineering and Science Advisory Board, Northwestern University's School of Engineering and Applied Science Advisory Board, Northwestern's Master of Management and Manufacturing Degree Advisory Board, IPFW Doermer School of Business and Management Sciences' Advisory Council, the Commission on the Future of Clemson University, Northwestern's Basic Industrial Research Lab and Industry Relations Advisory Boards, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering Vision 2000 Fund Raising Committee.

Stanley has been the recipient of many awards including the 1980 Citizen Engineer of Northeastern Indiana, the 1985 Doermer School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award, the 1988 Forrest R. McFarland Award for session organization from the Society of Automotive Engineers, the 1999 Society of Automotive Engineers Commercial Vehicle Engineering Operation Exemplary Service Award, and IPFW's Distinguished Alumni Service Award from 2000. Also in 2000, Stanley was named an honorary member of the IPFW Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.