Hall of Fame 2016
Marion Casey Dean
Mr. Marion Casey Dean served as CEO of M.C. Dean for 22 years and Vice President for 11 years. During this time, Casey transitioned M.C. Dean, Inc. from a local electrical contractor to a regional leader in electrical, communications, security, and complex integrated electronic systems construction. Industry-leading capabilities in the design, installation and support of complex systems made M.C. Dean the choice for federal government, local government, corporate and institutional clients’ most complex projects.
Devoted to workforce development, Mr. Dean developed two of the region’s first electrical apprenticeship programs in the 1960s, first in Virginia and then in Washington, DC. Mr. Dean was instrumental to these programs, developing the course itineraries and also teaching classes. Additionally, the program was opening new doors of opportunity within the community, recruiting inner-city and female apprentices, two previously underrepresented groups.
Both of these programs are thriving today, and M. C. Dean still leads this type of training as well as its own M. C. Dean University, which trains M.C. Dean’s engineers and technicians in the various technologies required in specialty fields.
Casey presently resides in Sarasota, Florida with his wife Deborah, a retired teacher. He has 3 sons. His oldest, Bill Dean, is an NC State graduate in Electrical Engineering and is CEO & President of M.C. Dean, Inc. Under Bill’s leadership, M.C. Dean has expanded its capabilities globally and become the nation’s premier electrical design-build and systems integration firm for complex, mission critical facilities. Eric Dean, his middle son, is an Electrical Engineer with a Masters in Telecommunications from University of Maryland. Eric is the Chief IT Officer for M.C. Dean, Inc. Casey’s youngest son, Geoffrey Dean, is presently pursuing his PHO at the University of Illinois.