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 leadership 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.
Vice President of Operations
Dawn Bakritges joined Data Panel in 1999 as Vice President of Operations. She oversees the day-to-day operations of Data Panel including manufacturing, purchasing, and finance.
Prior to joining Data Panel, Bakritges held various leadership positions at the Minneapolis-based Target Corporation.
Bakritges has a Bachelor of Science degree in Merchandising from the University of Minnesota.
Vice President of Engineering
Fred Sauer joined Data Panel in 1999 as Vice President of Engineering. He oversees the day-to-day technical management of the company, including engineering and product development.
Before joining Data Panel, Sauer held several key engineering positions at LucasVarity Automotive and 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 and Technology and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University.