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Dan Dorn – Business Development

meet-dan-dorn-268x178WORK EXPERIENCE

I was working for a masonry company as a laborer before I joined Premier. As much as I enjoyed working outside, my true passion was working with steel. I started working at Premier in high school as a co-op student. After completing high school, I earned my Associate’s degree in Applied Science while still working part-time at Premier. During this time, I mainly worked in custom fabrication, but I was able to operate the service truck when needed, which allowed me to work outside again.

I received many opportunities to run about every machine in the shop, which gave me a wide array of experience and manufacturing knowledge. While working in fabrication, I took on the role of Safety Coordinator, which added to my overall understanding of the shop floor. I then worked as a programmer for our laser and plasma cutter before I moved to a production scheduling role. I am currently serving as Premier’s Plant Operations Manager, which blends my two passions: steel and fostering relationships with people.


The most rewarding part of my job is...
1. Watching my employees succeed

2. Working with people

3. Achieving my goals

Outside of work I enjoy...
Being active outdoors. My family and I enjoy taking our boat wherever there is water, complete with wakeboarding and wake surfing. I enjoy camping, hunting, and riding four-wheelers and dirt bikes with my kids. I also enjoy cooking smoked ribs on the grill, because what outdoor activity isn’t complete with a cookout!
If I could learn one new skill it would be...
I would like to learn a foreign language and travel to other countries to learn more about other cultures.
My favorite meal is…
My favorite meal is Steak and Potato with Texas toast, but a close second is BBQ Ribs. It’s safe to say I enjoy pretty much any type of meat. After dinner, I love to eat a chocolate chip cookie with ice cream!!
My favorite family tradition is…
My favorite family tradition is going camping and boating with any type of water sports.
Words to live by…
“Never say Never.” My dad always said, “No hill for a climber.”