The following article appeared in the Memphis Business Journal.
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President, ProTech Systems Group Inc.
Dan Weddle moved to many cities as a child and came to Memphis in 1985 when his father was transferred. Weddle graduated from Evangelical Christian School and attended the University of Memphis. He had a 10-year career in law enforcement prior to working in the technology industry. Weddle has served in roles as president, general manager, vice president, director of business development and national accounts manager for more than 25 years in the technology consulting and staffing industries. Today, he’s president of ProTech Systems Group Inc.
He and his wife, Michelle, have four sons and a grandson. In addition to his work with his son’s foundation, the PMW Foundation, Weddle serves on the board of directors for Streets Ministries, El Shaddai Mission Outreach Center and Stage Door Productions, a children’s theater organization.
First job: Paperboy
Education: B.B.A., University of Memphis; graduate, Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy
Business philosophy: Do the right thing.
Best way to keep competitive edge: Understanding industry trends and keeping up with developing technologies
Guiding principle: Act with integrity
Yardstick of success: When clients are raving fans and take the time to let us know
Goal yet to be achieved: I have four boys and a grandson. I’d love to be blessed with a granddaughter one day.
Best business decision: Making the decision to join ProTech
Worst business decision: Failed to hire a great engineer who went on to head a division for an international company
Toughest business decision: Leaving a career in law enforcement to join the private sector in business
Biggest missed opportunity: Not buying Google stock
Mentors: Charlene Myler, Ken Edmundson and Steve Bargiacchi
Word that best describes you: Compassionate
Like best about job: Working with the best team of technical, sales and support people in Memphis
Like least about job: Delivering bad news
Pet peeve: Being late
Most important lesson learned: A motivated person with talent and ambition can achieve more than supposed experts, if that person has clear and focused goals.
People most interested in meeting: Ronald Reagan and Jack Nicklaus
Most respected competitor: There are a lot of great competitors in the Mid-South, and I never underestimate any of them.
Three greatest passions: Faith, family and career
First choice for a new career: College football head coach
Favorite quote:“Only undertake what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.” – Brian Tracy
Most influential book:“Good to Great” by Jim Collins
Favorite cause: PMW Foundation, an organization founded for my late son, Peyton. It encourages “Respect the Road, Race Healing and Community Involvement.”
Favorite status symbol: My family
Favorite restaurant: J. Alexander’s
Favorite vacation spot: Islands in the Carribbean
What’s on your iPod: Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Journey and Top 40 radio
Favorite way to spend free time: Watching college football or playing golf
Automobile: Toyota 4Runner