Employee Spotlight: Dan Beverly - 35 Years
AMS congratulates Dan Beverly as he celebrates his 35-year anniversary with the company!
Dan is currently a Senior Engineering Consultant and is AMS’s Quality Assurance Manager. However, he has worn many hats throughout his time at AMS, including Chief Technical Officer, Chief Engineer, and Technical Assistant to the President. He has also been instrumental in several technical developments at AMS including the areas of cable condition monitoring, performance testing of process instrumentation in nuclear power plants, quality assurance, and related efforts.
Though he was born in Norton, Virginia, Dan grew up in the Bristol, Tennessee area and came to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee where he received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering after taking a few gap years. Prior to AMS, he tried on several interests and careers, including:
- Owning and operating a Livestock and Animal Health Supply company: Dan grew up in a farming family and at one point he thought being a veterinarian was for him, but Organic Chemistry told him otherwise.
- Piloting a plane: Though he loved flying and had his own plane during his training, the cost was too much, and he never completed his cross country flying.
- Salesman: This career path introduced him to “cold calling” and allowed him to conquer his fear of public speaking.
He’s also been a home inspector, paper boy, construction laborer, and pharmacy clerk, among other things. When asked about his time before AMS, Dan said, “I am glad none of that stuck because coming to AMS as an Electrical Engineer was the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Dan and his wife, now a retired English teacher, met in high school and dated for 7 years before she would marry him. They will be celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary this September. Dan has a fraternal twin who is an accountant, a younger brother who has worked at FedEx and DHL for several years, and a sister-in-law who is a retired kindergarten teacher. He also has two nieces that he is proud of: Sara who is a home health care provider and Linsi who works for a travel agency in Peru and has been to 120 countries, including Antarctica.
In his free time, Dan enjoys amateur astronomy, building computers, and spending time with his pets (two Springer Spaniels and four cats). He loves to relax in a recliner with a dog on each side and be amazed at all you can see on YouTube.
Dan is a man of outstanding personal character, exceptional integrity, and honesty. His dedication and significant contributions over the years are beyond measure. We appreciate all that you do Dan, congratulations on this milestone!