Our leadership team has a common goal: To deliver high quality solutions tailored to the customer.

Always putting our customer’s needs in front of our own limitations. Honesty, Integrity, Accountability and Enthusiasm define us.

Glenn Benner – President

As president of Data Panel, Glenn Benner is responsible for overall management and strategic leadership of the company. His focus is on streamlining product development and production. Benner joined Data Panel in July of 2020.

His professional experience prior to Data Panel includes various roles at Donaldson, including Senior Engineer–Hydraulic Applications, and Engineering Manager. Benner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University in Centre County, Pennsylvania.


Fred Sauer – Vice President of Engineering

Fred Sauer joined Data Panel in 1999 as Vice President of Engineering. Calling on significant background from the automotive and defense industries, Sauer leads the day-to-day technical management of the company, including engineering, production and product development.

Before joining Data Panel, Sauer served as Principal Engineer at LucasVarity Automotive, which involved extensive work on General Motors light truck ABS electronics. He also held several key engineering positions at Texas Instruments, including Design Engineering – Missile Targeting Systems and Product Engineer – Military Avionics Systems.

Sauer has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, as well as a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University.


Dawn Bakritges – Vice President of Operations

Dawn Bakritges joined Data Panel in 1999. She oversees day-to-day Operations of Data Panel including manufacturing, purchasing, and finance.

Prior to joining Data Panel, she held leadership positions at the Minneapolis-based Target Corporation.

Bakritges has a Bachelor of Science degree in Merchandising from the University of Minnesota.