In 1997, Dan Mullins was probably best known around Chaminade Julienne for leading the Eagles on the court as a senior captain and three-year varsity letterwinner on coach Joe Staley’s men’s basketball team. Today, the CJ alumnus lives in Germany and is excelling as an engineer at one of the world’s foremost automotive industry leaders, Porsche AG.
On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Mullins will return to his alma mater and present to students as the first CJ STEMM Idol Speaker of 2013. All students are invited to room 144 during homeroom periods to learn more about living abroad, and studying and working internationally in the STEMM -- science, technology, engineering, math and medicine -- fields.
Even long before the CJ STEMM program became available to students, Mullins pursued his interest in the fields of science and engineering immediately out of high school. He studied mechanical engineering at Kettering University in Flint, Mich., where he obtained his bachelor’s degree. Continuing his education, Mullins then earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Germany’s own Esslingen University of Applied Sciences through its renowned one-year MBA program.
The 1997 CJ grad now makes a living in Europe leading the development of future automobiles among a lineup of impressive sport-utility, luxury and high-performance vehicles. Prior to taking his current position with Porsche one year ago, Mullins worked stateside in Honda's (Ohio) research and development center from 2006 to 2011. He is currently a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), speaks fluent German and holds a US Patent (#6,398,066) as the inventor of a gripping handle assembly for a fryer basket.