Meet the Instructors
Greetings prospective diesel technology students!
My name is Dean Giese. I am an Assistant Professor of Diesel Technology and have been so since 2013. I have been at Iowa Western since 2011 in a student services role as well. I have two Associate of Arts degrees from Iowa Western Community College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bellevue University. I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree from Bellevue University.
I have been in the diesel industry since the mid 1980’s. I started my diesel career in the United States Army as a wheel vehicle/power generation equipment mechanic. Upon returning to civilian life I worked as a contractor repairing equipment for the Army Reserves in Nebraska and Iowa for Accent Controls and Raytheon Aerospace.
In addition to my experience with military equipment, I have experience with heavy and high reach construction equipment. I was a technician at Murphy Tractor, a local John Deere construction equipment company and received valuable experience and factory training while employed there.
I also worked as a contract field service mechanic for Aspen Equipment. I provided maintenance for trucks and equipment belonging to the Union Pacific, Burlington Northern, and other railroads. My territory covered parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota.
I look forward to the opportunity to share my experience with you all. The diesel technology field is expanding rapidly and there are great career opportunities for properly trained technicians and you will leave Iowa Western as such. I look forward to meeting you in the Fall.
Hello new Diesel Technology student at IWCC.
My Name is Clint Meyer. I am the Program Chair for the Diesel Technology Program. I have been Instructing the program for 8 years, but I have been involved with the program for much longer.
I am a graduate of the Diesel program at IWCC and have been involved with it for many years. First as a student, then as a lab assistant. I also served on the advisory committee in years past. Finally, I have come back to teach the skills need to enter the industry that I am proud to be a part of.
My career started 20 years ago by enrolling in this very Diesel Program. While in the program I acquired a position with a local Fleet maintenance facility. Over those 20 years I have held my positions in the industry. I started as Technician. As my skills as a tech improved I have the opportunities to advance my career. First, as a Shift foreman. Next, as a Shop Supervisor, and finally as a Service Manager before deciding to come back to IWCC and become an instructor.
I really enjoy being an Instructor at IWCC. It gives me the ability to pass along the skills and knowledge that was given to me so many years ago. I hope to help young people wanting to enter this career in any way I can.
I applaud you for wanting to take on the very challenging and rewarding career. I look forward to meeting and working with each one of you this coming fall.
Diesel Technology Program Chair