- BS Mechanical Engineering 1965
Dean Diver earned B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in December 1965 and began his career as a Project Engineer with Amoco Chemical Corporation in Joliet, Illinois. In 1968, Dean became a Project Engineer for Corporate Engineering of Owens-Illinois, Incorporated. Six years later he joined a small consulting engineering firm in Toledo, Ohio, AVCA Corporation, Dean's background allowed AVCA to diversify and provide engineering services in new areas and in 1976 he was promoted to Manager of the Mechanical Department. In 1978 he became a partner in the firm and was named President of AVCA in 1995. In 1999 Dean was named CEO and Chairman of the Board for AVCA, the positions he holds today. Headquartered in the Toledo area, AVCA primarily focuses on the Chemical- Petrochemical, Food Processing and Glass industries in the Midwest and provides engineering services throughout the United States and eight other countries. AVCA sales were $25 million last year and they have 350 employees.
While a student at Michigan Tech Dean participated in intramural sports and worked in the Wadsworth Hall cafeteria. In 1997 he was named "Engineer of the Year" in northwest Ohio and is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Arizona. Dean is the past President of the Toledo Society of Professional Engineers, the Technical Society of Toledo, the Technical Foundation of Toledo and the Deerfield School Board of Education and past General Chairman of Engineers Week. He remains active in many local and professional organizations.
From 2001 Induction to the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Academy