Dan started his career in export marketing and spent over a decade developing markets and trading Australian agricultural commodities to international customers. With a family background in boatbuilding, and a passion for export markets, worlds collided in 2008 when the opportunity arose for him to join Austal (Ships). As a Sales and Business Development Manager for Austal, Dan worked with numerous private, commercial and defence operators and was the lead or a team member for numerous successful bids, including the first 8 Cape Class Patrol Boats for Australian Border Force.

Having joined VEEM as Sales Manager – Marine in 2019, Dan has continued to promote Australian technology and manufacturing to the owners and operators of leisure, commercial and defence vessels.