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SE 290 - Dan Sweetwood

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
The Department of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
Location
1310 DCL
Date
Mar 7, 2024   11:00 am  
Contact
Julie Murphy
E-Mail
jdg5@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
ISE Seminar Calendar

President and CEO, Allied PhotoChemical

Dan Sweetwood, President, and CEO of Allied PhotoChemical, is a dynamic business leader known for his technical sales prowess and fervent dedication to fostering vibrant company cultures. With over 18 years at the helm of Allied, he has steered the company from inception to becoming an industry trailblazer in Ultraviolet Cured (UV) industrial coatings.

Under Dan's stewardship, Allied PhotoChemical has garnered accolades for its unwavering commitment to sustainability and the establishment of a robust corporate culture, securing a noteworthy 6th position in Crain’s prestigious Best Places to Work survey. The company's hallmark lies in formulating high-speed industrial coatings catering to diverse applications including pipe and tube coatings, cosmetic packaging, aluminum beverage cans, pressurized tanks, and appliances.

Dan's journey commenced with a General Engineering degree from UIUC in 1995, followed by a Master’s in Finance from Walsh College in 2005. His career initiation at Rockwell Automation in a technical sales role propelled him across cities—Milwaukee, Cleveland, and finally settling in the Detroit area, where he has called home since 1997.

Beyond the boardroom, Dan shares a heartwarming 26-year partnership with his wife, Diane, kindled during his college days in Champaign. Together, they are proud parents nurturing their two children, who consume most of their time, energy, and treasure.  Together they enjoy traveling, cooking, and mentoring pre-married couples as they prepare to tie the knot.  

Dan enjoys sharing perspectives with young professionals as they embark on their career path.

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