Mr Stanley McMillan
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
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
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