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Dan SchwinnDan Schwinn
Dan is the Founder and CEO of Avidyne. Prior to founding Avidyne in 1993, Dan co-founded Shiva Corporation, a global communications equipment manufacturer with sales of $150 million and 500 employees and served as President from 1985 until 1993 and Chairman until 1995. During his tenure at Shiva, the company had the leading share in its markets and provided outstanding returns to its investors, reaching a $2.6 billion market capitalization.
Avidyne was founded to bring sophisticated electronic instrumentation to general aviation aircraft. It was the first company to certify and deliver an all-glass electronic cockpit for light general aviation airplanes in 2003. Avidyne is now the #2 avionics supplier to general aviation aircraft owners worldwide.
Dan currently owns and flies a Cessna 206 Stationair, as well as a Lake Renegade seaplane and a Cirrus SR22. He is a graduate of MIT and a member of the Visiting Committee on aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and a board member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.