Dan has established the strategic vision of Avidyne and leads the management team. Prior to founding Avidyne Corporation, Dan co-founded Shiva Corporation, a global communications equipment manufacturer that grew to sales of $150M and 500 employees. Dan was president from 1985 until 1993 and chairman until 1995. During Dan's tenure at Shiva, the company had the leading share in its markets and provided outstanding returns to its investors, reaching a $2.6 billion market capitalization.
Dan founded Avidyne in 1995 to bring sophisticated electronic instrumentation to general aviation aircraft. Dan currently flies a TBM850 and a Lake Renegade seaplane, and he is also type-rated in the Falcon 10 jet. He is a graduate of MIT and also a member of the Visiting Committee on Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, a board member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the Small Aircraft Manufacturers Association (SAMA), and a director of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).