Dan is responsible for Hawaii Energy’s customer engagement strategy and supports customer project development & implementation. He also drives the ongoing technical training & development of the Hawaii Energy staff.
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Dan holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University. He is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with a wealth of experience spanning various industries.
Before joining Hawaii Energy, Dan served as Vice President & Engineering Manager for Bank of Hawaii where he managed operations, maintenance, capital improvements, & energy efficiency for all critical infrastructure and building systems across the Bank’s owned and leased properties in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, and Palau. Prior to that, Dan honed his skills at PepsiCo, working in various manufacturing plant operations, maintenance, innovation, project engineering, & energy management roles in Arizona and Hawaii.
Dan is an active member of the engineering community, serving as Board Secretary for ASHRAE Hawaii chapter, Executive Vice President for AEE Hawaii chapter, and Advisor for Carbon Lighthouse. His expertise encompasses total productive manufacturing processes, reliability centered maintenance, beverage processing & packaging, factory & building automation, cybersecurity for industrial control systems, capital planning & project management, energy management, HVAC, ammonia refrigeration, hydronics, compressed air, boilers, water treatment, wastewater pre-treatment, business continuity, emergency operations, disaster recovery, EH&S, and risk management.
In his free time, Dan enjoys photography, hiking, live music, & DJing.
How I Save
I have LED’s throughout my home, I wash clothes with cold water, I use only fans whenever possible, and when do I run my a/c, I use a 75F setpoint.