The Daniels management team comprises seasoned industry veterans who have been with Daniels since its inception, providing strong leadership as the company has grown and evolved in response to market conditions. Listed below are the biographies of the key executives dealing with customers:
Terry Daniels - Chairman of the Board
Terry Daniels joined the family business in 1959. In 1963, in partnership with his recently graduated brother, Ronald, moved the family business to Victoria's James Bay area, near its present location. The two brothers established a full marine electronics marketing outlet and radiotelephone manufacturing operation. The company originally produced a product line, mainly for the commercial fishing industry, of A.M. marine radiotelephones and later, high frequency single sideband radiotelephones, which Terry marketed throughout Canada and South America.
Daniels' radios were recognized for their high quality, durability, and reliability. These characteristics have subsequently been a hallmark of all Daniels' radio communications products.
Until 1981, the company was mainly in the business of producing and selling marine radio systems. With the decline of the fishing industry, Terry pursued and won a contract from the B.C. government to manufacture a radio repeater system for a province-wide mountain top communications network. Terry, encouraged by this success, was convinced that this was on an exciting new direction in which the company should focus its resources. He identified other clients who had a similar need for systems in mountainous regions.
Terry Daniels has represented the company in the following professional associations:
As well as serving on the following community organizations:
In 2003, Terry Daniels was honoured by the Board of Directors of The Radio Club of America by being elected to the grade of Fellow in the club.
Robert Small - President and Chief Operating Officer
Robert Small has over 25 years of electronics and radio industry experience. In his role as President and Chief Operations Officer he directs the day-to-day operations of Daniels Electronics Ltd., providing strategic direction to all departments. He supports pivotal processes within the company, from new technology development, tracking emerging markets, and high-level contract negotiations to leverage company interests. Robert fosters key customer relationships with government as well as private business, providing a solid customer base that allows stability and innovation within the company. Robert also develops relationships with other manufacturers to maximize Daniels' flexibility and opportunity.
During his tenure at Daniels he has also been Purchasing Manager and Engineering Manager. In the 1980s Robert was instrumental in development of the MT-2 repeater, a breakthrough that transformed the company. He also led the expansion of Daniels' product line into a wide range of frequency bands from 29-960 MHz. Once appointed General Manager in 1994, Robert increased company revenue by 400%. Under his guidance, the company continues to grow, doubling in size. Robert accepted, on behalf of the company, the ASTT 1990 Award for Radio Technology Design Excellence. Robert is a Director and Company Officer.
Robert has represented the company in the following professional associations:
Gerry Wight B.Eng – Vice President Sales and MarketingGerry runs the worldwide sales operation with responsibility for the direction, planning and execution of the company’s marketing programs, oversees product / service development, product positioning and pricing. He also has responsibility for leading the sales force, and our sales channel partners. Gerry brings a wealth of experience to Daniels from his 20+ years in the high technology and radio industry with companies such as Mitel, SR Telecom, Cadence and DragonWave.
Gerry has given papers at numerous communications conferences around the world including: Hong Kong, Beijing, Vancouver, Montreal, Miami, Beirut and Manila. In addition he has had articles published in numerous communications magazines and served on ETSI and ITU standards committees.