Daniel is eager to assist and advise Northwest Florida’s manufacturing community about FloridaMakes services and opportunities through involvement with the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council (NWFMC) and The Emerald Coast Manufacturers and Engineering Network (TeCMEN).
Daniel is a 22 ½-year veteran of the United States Air Force. He served most of his career in the RF Transmissions Systems and Cyberspace Support career fields. He also served in positions including Munitions Maintenance, Air Force Recruiter, Maintenance Control and Production, and Quality Control and Inspection. As a manager, he exercised control and leadership of a multi-organizational inspection team where he led in-depth management, safety, and compliance inspections. During his last four years of active duty, he served as an Instructor, Instructor Supervisor, and Element Chief at the Air Force’s Technical Training School located at Fort Gordon, GA.
For the past three years, Daniel has worked for the University of West Florida in the Information Technology Academy as a Technical Coordinator and Instructor, teaching or assisting with CompTIA’s A+, Network+ and Security+ programs, and Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MSCA) Windows Server 2012 program. He currently holds IT industry certifications in CompTIA’s A+ and Network +, and Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration.
Daniel has a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University with honors, Magna Cum Laude, in applied science, with a concentration in computer information systems. He has completed 33 of 36 hours towards a master’s degree in information systems.
“American Elite Molding is committed to continuous improvement and to providing the highest level of service for our customers. We wanted to pursue ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certification for an external indication of that commitment. We were extremely pleased with the assistance that UWF and FloridaMakes provided us in becoming ISO certified. With their guidance, we were able to obtain our certification in February 2018 with zero discrepancies, and we’ve since successfully passed the annual ISO surveillance audit. The ISO Consultant from FloridaMakes also helped us develop an internal audit team, consisting of our employees, for continued quality management.”
--Robert Sires, Founder and CEO, American Elite Molding