Dr. Nicholas Bird, currently serving as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of DAN, Inc.
“Dr. Bird has served DAN well beyond expectations in his time here,” said Joe Poe, chairman of the DAN, Inc. board of directors. “The board recognizes his leadership qualities, vision and skills as critical in leading the organization in the years ahead.”
I attended some of Dr. Bird's lectures this year at DEMA 2010 and had the privilege to discuss some topics with him. He exudes enthusiasm and I enjoyed his seminars and discussions we had.
I also had the opportunity to meet Dan Orr, who will continue his roll as President of DAN, and let him know how much I enjoy his book "Scuba Diving Safety" so much so that it is used as a supplemental text in our Rescue Diver course. He and his wife also stopped by IDEA's booth while I was there to say hi to David Scoggins, CEO & President of IDEA.
The DAN Holdings board also upgraded the interim status of William Ziefle, DAN general counsel and a long-time member of the DAN board of directors, to full-time Chief Executive Officer