Dan Way: Director of Operations

Dan joined Pivot in 2003. With 25 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, and program management, Dan has brought structured process methodologies to Pivot’s operation. As Operations Manager at Pivot, Dan has increased production efficiencies by over 50% through implementation of LEAN strategies. He has implemented efficient shop floor control and quality control programs to achieve this goal as well as been instrumental in helping Pivot achieve AS 9100 and ISO certification.

Dan’s experience, as a supplier quality engineer for Motorola, gives him the insight into what customers look for in a top quality vendor. This knowledge has allowed him to customize Pivot’s processes to often exceed their customer’s expectations. His engineering and manufacturing background have provided him the skills necessary to meet the increasing technical challenges within the machining industry. Dan’s unique experience as design engineer and manufacturing engineer, allows him to provide cost saving suggestions on new parts without compromising product performance.

Dan is a native Arizonan who graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He later attained a Master’s Degree in Technology Management. Dan worked for a number of different groups at Motorola for over 15 years and held technical and management positions in design engineering, manufacturing, and program management. Dan’s interests include tennis, golf, and car restoration.  

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