Mr Stanley McMillan attended Trinity College from 1962 to 1967 and represented the College at Cricket. After graduating with 5 ‘O’ levels, he joined Gormandy Engineering Limited in Port of Spain as an apprentice machinist and turner fitter. In 1969, Mr McMillan attended Brooklyn YMCA Trade School where he obtained a Diploma in Machine Shop. In 1970, he enrolled at the New York Community College where he graduated in 1974 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
After graduating, Mr McMillan worked at Cummings Engine Company, the largest diesel engine manufacturing company in the US. Mr McMillan was responsible for the installation of the world’s largest Automatic Transfer Line.
Mr McMillan then joined Neal and Massy Automotive where he worked for the next twenty(20) years. He held a number of managerial positions at the company. As Manager of Engineering, he was directly responsible for the engineering sales team that dealt with various governmental agencies such as WASA, National Security, T&TEC and Ministry of Works. As Manager of Used Vehicles, he was responsible for the valuation of used vehicles, obtaining mechanical reports, repair estimates and liaising with sub-contracted mechanical and body repair shops. As Service Manager, he was responsible for service operations of New Vehicle dealers for the Caribbean, including Nissan, Suzuki, Nissan Diesel, Hyundai and Bedford vehicles. Mr McMillan was the recipient of a number of technical awards.
After leaving Neal and Massy, he joined Toyota Motors as General Manager of Marketing and Sales, assistant to the Managing Director. Mr McMillan was responsible for overseeing the entire sales operations which he expanded to San Fernando and Tobago. In 1997, he received the award for highest improved sales in the Caribbean/Latin American region.
Mr McMillan joined Bamotors in 1999 as Project Manager and assistant to the Managing Director of Renault distributorship in Trinidad and Tobago. He was responsible for the initial setup of the company. He supervised the construction and also set up the Service and Parts divisions of the company. He remained there until 2002 after which he joined McMillan Auto Services.
At McMillan Auto Services, Mr McMillan provided support to larger automotive dealers. He was the advisor to Automobile Dealers Association of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd., responsible for negotiations with the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago regarding tyre regulations, registration procedures and importation of foreign-used vehicles.
In 2008 Mr McMillan joined Lifestyle Motors as Assistant to the Managing Director. He was responsible for setting up the new company, acquisition of the Suzuki distributorship, setting up the Sales, Services and Parts department and the hiring of initial staff, particularly the management.
Mr McMillan was the first secretary and one of the founding members of the Trinity Old Boys’ Association (TOBA), the forerunner organisation to the Trinity College Alumni Association. He later served as a President of TOBA. Mr McMillan is described as being the “backbone” of the organisation that provided a solid foundation for the current incarnation as the Trinity College Alumni Association.
Mr McMillan’s hobbies include sailing, golf and car rallying. He also remains a member of the Queens Park Cricket Club.
The Trinity College Alumni Association appreciates the contributions of Mr Stanley McMillan in pioneering the formation of an alumni organisation and for his contributions to the Automotive Industry in Trinidad and Tobago and proudly admits him into its Hall of Fame.