Daniel L. Ferguson received a BS (1967) and MS (1972) in mechanical engineering with a major in automatic controls from Clemson University. After receiving a direct commission in 1969, he served as a U.S. Army aircraft maintenance officer in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971.
Over his 40-year career in industry, he has held engineering and management positions in operations and maintenance with two Fortune 500 companies, between which he managed a polyester resins plant in the early 1980s for one of the major producers.
While serving as facilities and maintenance manager at a large manufacturing facility, his plant was tapped to be the pilot site for implementation of SAP plant maintenance for the corporation. As part of the SAP project team, he developed a number of systems and many plant structures that are still in use today. After a successful pilot, he was assigned to the SAP implementation team and was responsible for rollout at similar manufacturing facilities. Later, this responsibility was expanded to implementation at new acquisition companies. Considered an expert in this area, he was asked to resume this work on a consulting basis after retirement in 2008.
As a lifelong audiophile, he has written three books and a number of articles on loudspeakers and electronics. His current project of interest is development of a new orthopedic device to aid patients with Parkinson’s disease. He has three grown children and currently resides with his wife of 46 years in Appleton, Wisconsin.