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Get to Know WINCO – Dan

WINCO has over 80 full-time employees. We want you to meet them!

Name: Dan Curran
Title: Service Manager
Hobbies: Hiking, fishing, camping.

Q: How long have you been at WINCO?
A: 3 years

Q: Tell me about your family.
A: Melissa and I have been together for 10 years. We have a daughter, Chloe, who is 9. We are from Minnesota, but lived out in California for 7 years. We each have our own cat.

King & Cleo

Q: Congratulations on your new position as our Service Manager! Tell me about your background.
A: Starting as a young kid, I have always been interested in electro-magnetism and rotating equipment. I assembled my first DC motor from a kit when I was 9. I received a Marine Technician Certificate from Universal Technical Institute. I was certified by many outboard motor manufacturers. I worked for marine dealerships for six years.

Before starting at WINCO, I spent 7 years as an overhead crane & hoist technician and quickly took on the role of Sales & Service Manager. At WINCO, I use my past experience to continually grow in the power generation industry, when troubleshooting units out in the field.

Fun Fact: There are multiple Dan’s at Winco, this Dan goes by 3.1

Jeffers Petroglyphs, MN

Q: Where is your favorite spot to hike?
A: My favorite places are in the mountains. There aren’t any mountains in Minnesota, so I have to settle for cliffs. The best place in MN are Blue Mounds State Park and the north shore of Lake Superior.

Q: Have any favorite fishing holes?
A: I have a lot of ‘sleeper’ spots I like to go to. I don’t tell anyone which lakes, to keep them from getting too crowded. I mostly like just being on the water.

Thank you for taking time to talk to me!

If you’re ever in the area, stop by and be sure to say ‘hi’ to Dan!

See you soon!

– Big Dog
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