Dan is the president of Eichenlaub, Inc. He and his brothers formally started the business in 1972 as Eichenlaub Brothers. Dan has a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, and an Entrepreneurial Leadership Certificate from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He has worked in the building construction, landscaping, and composting industries.
Dan is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors’ of the Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association and on the Board of Directors’ of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Additionally, he is on the Building and Grounds Committee for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
In 2009, Dan was appointed as one of two industry representatives to the Pennsylvania State University Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) as an external stakeholder advocate for Land Grants.
In 2004, Dan became one of the founding principles and is currently a board member of LandOpt, LLC, a company that brings managed business processes to independent landscape contractors throughout the US.
The Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture has appointed Dan to a committee charged with updating Pennsylvania’s fertilizer and soil amendment laws. In 2002, he was appointed by the Secretary of PA Department of Environmental Protection to serve as a member of the Organics Recycling Task Force.
With a passion for working towards continuous improvement in government, Dan has worked with local, state, and federal legislators, from informal meetings to testifying before congressional committees.
Dan received the 1994 “Horticultural Award of Excellence” from the Eastern Regional Nurserymen’s Association.
Dan is in the Pennsylvania State University Sports Hall of Fame for his contribution during his four years of varsity participation and two years as Captain of the Varsity Rifle Team.