Dale Tibodeau

Professor of Practice

Dale Tibodeau


Dale Tibodeau, D.Eng., P.E., is a Professor of Practice of Supply Chain Management in the Department of Information and Decisions Sciences at the C. T. Bauer College of Business. He also serves as Director of the Bauer Supply Chain Forum, which oversees collaboration and engagement activities for students, faculty and industry partners. He was awarded his Doctor of Engineering degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas (1994) is a registered Professional Engineer for the state of Texas and has also been awarded numerous supply chain related professional certifications.

Tibodeau has over three decades of experience in a number of engineering and operations related roles including strategic supply chain planning, supply chain logistics, procurement, material handling engineering, warehouse design, engineering management and program management. His professional career began at Texas Instruments, where he worked as a Site Engineer, and later as a Material Handling Engineering Consultant. He joined Compaq Computer Corporation in 1989 (which later became Hewlett-Packard) wherein his roles included Supervisor for Industrial Engineering and Material Handling Engineering (1989-1992) Senior Commodity Manager (1992-1996) Planning Manager (1996-1998) Business Planning and Supply Chain Initiatives Manager (1998-2002) and Business Engagement Manager for HP's Product Development and Information Technology (2003-2010).

Prior to joining Bauer in August 2012, Tibodeau was a Clinical Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University's Mays Business School (2010-2011) and Director of Industry Relations for the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department (2011-2012). He has also served as an industry mentor for graduating students an industry college recruiter and as an Invention to Product (I2P) panel judge for developing college technology entrepreneurs. Tibodeau was honored to serve as a guest lecturer and a featured speaker at various Texas A&M University venues (2006-2010) at University of Florida (1990) and at numerous safety seminars (2000-present).

Outside of his professional career in academia, Tibodeau is President, Chief Pilot and Chief Flight Instructor of Texas Air Adventures, a privately owned aviation services company founded in 2002.

  • Faculty Appreciation Award, Texas A&M University Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, April 2013
  • Guest Lecturer, Texas A&M University Project Management and Senior Capstone Design Project (2010)
  • Featured Speaker, Texas A&M University Research Park (2006)
  • America's "Top 50" Hot Air Balloon Pilot, 2007
  • Featured in award winning aviation training video "Into the Wind", 2006

Areas of Expertise

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Program Management
  • Procurement
  • Outsourcing

Academic Associations & Editorial Boards

  • Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering Honor Society
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Association for Operations Management (APICS)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Texas A&M University Century Club
  • Judge/Member of Industry Advisory Panel, Idea to Product Competition, 2004-2005
  • Charter Member, Georgia Tech Material Handling Institute, 1990-1992
  • President, Lone Star Hot Air Ballooning Association, 2007 to 2012
  • Fund Raising Committee Chair, Southwest Flying Club, 1991 to 2010

Contact Info

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  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Logistics Management
  • Production & Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Engineering Economy


Doctor of Engineering, Engineering Management, Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas (1994)
Master of Science, Engineering Management, Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas (1990)
Master of Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas (1985)
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas (1983)