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President Dan Weddle's Article with the Memphis Business Journal

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.

Dan Weddle

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

Residence: Eads

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.

Judgment calls

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 MylerKen Edmundson and Steve Bargiacchi

Word that best describes you: Compassionate

True confessions

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

Predilections

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 movie:“Rudy”

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

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