An experienced engineering executive, Daniel Sheflin currently leads the Smart Grid Advisory Committee for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He has chaired the group, which features 15 prominent leaders from a variety of fields, since its inception in 2010. Daniel Sheflin and the other members of the committee will make recommendations to NIST to facilitate the advancement of programs and devices related to upgrading the American electric power grid.
When not working with NIST, Daniel Sheflin serves as the Vice President of Technology Automation Control Solutions for Honeywell International Inc. He holds responsibility for research and development of all new products in this $16 billion division of the company and oversees a team of more than 5,000 engineers. Since Mr. Sheflin joined the organization in 2001, his division has tripled its rate of introducing new products, enhanced quality, and improved efficiency.
Before joining Honeywell, Daniel Sheflin spent five years in a leadership role with General Electric in Erie, Pennsylvania. He served as General Manager of the company’s Locomotive Division and managed more than 500 engineers who worked on energy efficient technology for the next generation of locomotives. During Mr. Sheflin’s tenure, the department produced a fleet of prototypes that exceeded government-mandated fuel-efficiency standards.
Mr. Sheflin enjoys a number of interests outside of work, including exercise, watching reality television, and enjoying fine food. A gourmand, he follows Top Chef and Chopped and cooks Italian food at home. He supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and the United Methodist Church in his charitable endeavors.
Mr. Sheflin holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo, part of The State University of New York, and a Master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As an undergraduate, he joined the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.