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Dan Wanninger
Principal Electrical Engineer

Dan's first foray into programming was on a hand-me-down Apple II, and his early ventures into engineering involved elaborate LEGO projects with motors and hydraulic pumps.

This hands-on learning launched a lifelong appreciation for good design and a career creating the kinds of everyday objects he’s always loved to take apart. “My contributions aren’t always obvious to the user,” he says, “but well-designed electronics and software are often the key to a great user experience.” For him the most exciting moment in the design process is when the electronic components first come together and start talking to each other.

Dan came to Bresslergroup from the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs in Cherry Hill, NJ, where he was exposed to a number of technologies and developed skills as an embedded software developer. It was there that he discovered he thrives in work environments that demand constant learning. 

Dan earned BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University. Before he realized engineering was his true love, he spent one year as a biology major. He still enjoys the natural world and gets out hiking and backpacking whenever he can. (When he’s at home, you’ll find him watching episodes of “How It’s Made” and “Modern Marvels.”)

What's your all-time favorite product? REI Quarter-Dome Tent What would you be if you weren't an engineer? A National Park Ranger. Finish this sentence: Design is ... ... the fun part of engineering.