Daniel Sheflin

About Daniel Sheflin

Daniel Sheflin attended the University of Buffalo, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy and graduated in the top ten percent of his class. After graduating in 1980, Daniel Sheflin was accepted to the nation's oldest technological institute, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. There he attained a Master of Science in Engineering with a major in Control Engineering.

After a distinguished academic and professional career, Daniel Sheflin became General Manager of Engineering at the General Electric Transportation Division in Erie, Pennsylvania. At General Electric, he oversaw a team of 500 engineers that conducted research, design, and development activities for locomotives. During his five years with the company, he was responsible for the development of trains that surpassed federal emissions standards and were more fuel-efficient than any other locomotives from competing producers.

As the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Automation and Control Solutions division of Honeywell International, Inc., Daniel Sheflin oversees 5,000 engineers in billions of dollars worth of research and development wireless communications, energy efficiency, and emissions standards. In fact, since Mr. Sheflin assumed this leadership role in 2001, the Automation and Control Solutions division has seen a dramatic reduction in new-product development cycle times and an improvement in overall quality standards.

Daniel Sheflin is also the Chairman of the Federal Smart Grid Advisory Committee. As Chairman of the committee, he advises the U.S. Department of Energy in matters pertaining to the implementation of a federal smart grid. Using computer automation and remote control, the goal is to bring U.S. electric utility systems into the 21st century by creating an advanced network protected by complex data encryption systems. In addition to his dedicated work towards energy efficiency, Daniel Sheflin also enjoys cooking Italian food, robotics, and contributing to the United Methodist Church.