Dann Engels

Chairman, A Private Family Equity Business


BSE IOE ’78, MSE IOE ’80, MSE ME ’80


J. Dann Engels’s companies operate in India, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, and the Americas and provide products and services to the automotive aftermarket, tools and equipment, horticulture, material handling, and battery industries. Along with his wife, Que-Lan, Engels founded the Engels Family Foundation in 1995 with a focus on supporting education in underrepresented communities. Engels was actively involved in the early stages of MShadow, which matches University of Michigan student-athletes with mentors, internships, and post-graduation employment. In 1996, Dann was honored with IOE’s Outstanding Alumni award.