Humans of Appareo | Meet Dan

Meet Dan, Field Test Engineer at Appareo.

What do you do at Appareo?
As a (field) test engineer. I am responsible for designing, performing, and reporting investigative and validation test procedures, which can occur either here in our facilities or in the field. I specifically work on our agricultural product lines, ensuring that our products meet our requirements.

What has been your favorite project so far?
I can’t identify a “favorite” project, but can identify numerous memorable experiences. Often traveling, I’ve been able to connect with some incredible individuals and experience unique destinations, from the Salt Flats of Utah to production farms of Uruguay.

What might someone be surprised to know about you?
Though I have yet to become committed, I really enjoy photography.

Do you have a favorite song lyric or movie quote?
I’ll answer with a quote that I recently came across, which is not from a song or movie:

“A man who works with his hands is a laborer;
a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman;
but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”

What do you most like to do to unwind?
I find great peace in working with my hands and challenging my own craftsmanship. I have a small shop outside of town where I enjoy using my vintage lathes, mills, shaper, welders, etc. to design and fabricate various projects that challenge my existing skills as well as forge new. I also thoroughly enjoy automotive restoration and painting – included in the picture is one that I restored.

Favorite restaurant in Fargo?
I prefer to cook at home – I enjoy my steak more rare than any restaurant is willing to serve.