Dan Willis

Technology Officer

Dan received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University. He started his career at Mine Safety Appliances working with portable and fixed gas detectors. There Dan developed his skill sets in software and hardware engineering. More impactful was his connection to solving real problems for those who need it most. In his experience working with the firefighting, oil and gas, and mining industries he realized how rewarding it is to make products that directly impact a person’s quality of life. While at MSA, Dan was chosen to lead the Electrical Engineering Community of Practice, and founded an engineering hacking group. In both roles he developed tools and teams that were recognized by senior management for rapid development, ultimately implementing his best practices across engineering groups.

With his entrepreneurial spirit, Dan cofounded Forest Devices and is CTO. In this position, he uses his skills and leadership to push ALPHASTROKE to market. Dan is especially interested in reviving engineering as a career of innovation. He volunteers at local Middle and High Schools for various STEM projects to promote the sciences.