Daniel Rathbun joins LEO A DALY as Market Sector Leader for Food, Distribution & Manufacturing
November 23, 2015
LEO A DALY today announced that veteran electrical engineer Daniel Rathbun has joined the firm’s Minneapolis office as Market Sector Leader for Food, Distribution & Manufacturing. In this role, Rathbun will work closely with LEO A DALY’s architecture and engineering teams to drive business growth and client success across the country.
“Dan is a highly regarded industry leader with deep expertise in the utility, technology, manufacturing and food processing industries,” said Matthew Johnson, Managing Principal of LEO A DALY Minneapolis. “With 24 years of experience under his belt, he has the business acumen, strategy development sense, and project management skills to make an immediate impact on our business, offering expert oversight on design projects and providing our clients with the most cost-effective solutions.”
Rathbun is an expert in providing industrial clients with safe, efficient and sustainable infrastructure design. His special expertise with food and beverage processing operations will support the firm’s growth in Food, Distribution & Manufacturing, and capitalize on synergies between LEO A DALY presence in building-design and Lockwood Andrews & Newnam's presence in infrastructure design.
Rathbun joins LEO A DALY from Short Elliott Hendrickson, where he most recently served as Food and Beverage Business Development Manager for the firm’s St. Paul, M.N. office. Rathbun was also North American Ongoing Operations and Maintenance Team Lead for Cargill, where he created category sourcing strategies for capital projects and delivered $30 million in annual savings.
Continuing the growth of LEO A DALY’s Minneapolis office, today’s announcement comes on the heels of the firm’s hire of Matthew Johnson as Managing Principal. The hire is part of a number of strategic hires aimed at preparing for continued growth in its Food, Distribution, & Manufacturing sector.
Under the leadership of Jeremy Klysen, LEO A DALY’s Food, Distribution & Manufacturing group has built a reputation for project success in designing facilities for clients such as Stater Brothers, Sysco, Dollar General, and Safeway. The addition of Rathbun will help LEO A DALY advance its market position and capacity to serve clients.