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Dan's Portfolio

Dan's Portfolio

Meet Dan

Dan is a talented inventor. He has been in product research, development, and manufacturing since 1973 developing solutions for individuals and companies, from food and beverage to precision optical coating industries. He now operates Innovative Prototype from his R&D Model Shop. He offers complete design and build solutions. He can take your ideas from concept all the way to production, or just as far as you want. His passions are developing new innovative designs, special needs/accessibility solutions, family, and classic trucks.

Dan is currently serving as Business Development Manager for GoProto, Inc. in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. GoProto is a top-quality manufacturers partner in international prototyping service. They provide rapid prototype to production quantities of individual parts and full sub assemblies. 

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Dan is working with Blake Shelley to create a custom eating device to help Blake become more independent.

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Experience

Foreword: many projects are not listed due to non-disclosure agreements. Intellectual property cannot be shared.

What do clients & colleagues say?

Dan’s decades-long experience designing complex products have demonstrated his advanced level of knowledge in designing plastic moldings, sheet metal forming plans, milled aluminum fabrication, and virtually all fasteners available.

He excels in creating 3D and mechanical models that perform flawlessly, and his designs work! Time to market for new products and product revisions is shortened because he knows what will or will not perform well. Our management team is always very pleased with Dan’s ideas and designs-usually surprising us with concepts no one else considered.

I highly recommend Dan for engagement in all critical product design roles and welcome calls to discuss his capabilities and accomplishments in detail.
Tom Cooley
Chief Operating Officer - Screen Innovations
Dan and I have worked together successfully on many occasions to provide inventions that ranged in complexity from fairly straightforward to exceedingly difficult. Dan's skills as a machinist are unsurpassed: he is fast, dead accurate, and capable of machining anything that can be made.

He also has the ability to visualize 3-dimensional assemblies and design mechanical tools, fixtures, and machinery. Often we would work together to develop a concept and Dan could take it through detailed CAD design, drafting, and fabrication with no further input from me. Sometimes this involved no more than photocopying a page from my lab book and after a brief conversation letting him do the rest, freeing me to focus on other matters.

Dan is a self-starter who commits himself to the task at hand and can be counted on to deliver, even if it means working extra hours. He is honest, easy to get along with, and keeps his word. He is creative, highly skilled, and hard-working. I recommend him without reservation.
Rick Ryall
Principal Mechanical Engineer - Excelitas Technologies Corp
I have enjoyed working with Dan on some cool products at SI. I have been amazed at some of the innovations he has developed with the teams!

When I first came to SI his office was next to mine which was great for me as I was able to learn so much from him and his team. He is a pleasure to work with and to collaborate with.

Dan has such a great positive attitude and when we would have any kind of mechanical challenge we would rise to the occasion with a solution seemingly out of nowhere. He brings such a can-do spirit to the work!

It is rare to run into someone who can not only come up with some great ideas but put them down on CAD or paper and you see them jump off the page or screen at you! I love being around passionate and creative people like Dan. I almost need a bucket to follow him around and pick up all the cool ideas he brings to the table!

I look forward to working with Dan on many new projects in the future and feel honored to work with him. Thanks, Dan for being so patient with me and helping me at every turn! I highly recommend working with Dan if you want someone who is honest and excels at what they do!
Michael J. Braithwaite
Chief Technology Officer - Screen Innovations
We were in quite a panic as my husband, who has ALS, quickly lost his strength on both hands and could no longer ring his call bell. After reaching out to my neighbors and friends, we found Dan, who happily took on the task of transforming the call bell into a device using extreme minimal touch. Dan not only was kind but also considerate in meeting me as I couldn’t leave the house for very long. I’m excited to know him as I have a head full of inventions and look forward to a time when we can discuss bringing them to fruition. Thank you, Dan!
Christina Strobel
Client
Dan has helped HHS find solutions to several problems & we plan to continue to access his talent & ingenuity.
Jim Spry
Owner - HHS

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