Dale Karolak, '81 was honored with the Alumni Recognition Award. He is the Vice President of Engineering at Intier Automotive in Livonia. He is responsible for the engineering and program management of $700 million dollars worth of mechanical and electronic products.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from CMU in 1981 and went on to obtain an MBA at the University of Phoenix and a Ph.D at the The Union Institute of Ohio while working full time and raising a family.
He has exhibited his leadership in his profession by participation on professional association committees and has published articles in professional journals. His talents have been showcased through published books and software. Dale holds two U.S. patents with two others still pending.