In October of 2018 Dan Walden came to work at Skates U.S. on a newly implemented project that became an important, on-going process for Skates U.S. Dan’s leadership on this project led to him becoming a permanent member of the Skates U.S. staff and he was quickly promoted to our Operations Manager.
Dan, his wife Paula, and his two teenage children have known David and Carolyn Ripp for several years. Their mutual love of all things music, including the recording aspect, has led to a lasting friendship between all of them.
Dan and his family also enjoy spending time outside. They are very involved with the Boy Scouts and other organizations that involve similar activities. Their family also does not hesitate to volunteer for organization(s) that have a need for additional manual laborers. And if you were to ask Dan where his favorite place is to be, he would assuredly answer, “With my family and if we’re cruising in the houseboat on the lake in the summer sun, so much the better!”
Dan is the kind of person who can build, weld, plumb, electrify or repair almost anything. He can “build something from nothing!” is a common saying at Skates U.S. We are certain that if you gave Dan some straws and paper clips, and maybe some glue, but definitely a roll of duct tape- then Dan could build you a house!
Many operational procedures have been improved, standardized, and become policy because of Dan’s ability to see the bigger picture in his work and in this company. He is the man that keeps the day-to-day work moving as smoothly as possible- all to the benefit of the customers
of Skates U.S.