Dan graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology with a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology in 1984 and then followed up with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from the University of Alberta in 1990. The Computer Science degree majored in business applications. Following this schooling, Dan worked for 3 years in the Petroleum Industry. He then shifted his career into the Textile Industry. Dan has 25 years of experience in the Textile industry, all with Davey Textile Solutions Inc. Since the year 2000, Dan has been a partner in Davey Textile Solutions Inc. In his position as VP Production / R&D, he focuses on all material production, contractor management and new projects. Dan is also involved in standards development. He sits on the CSA Z96, CGSB 155.20 and 155.22, ISO TC94/SC13 committees. He is also chairman for the committee for Clothing Systems for the Protection Against High Pressure Steam and Condensate.