Educated at Clemson University, where he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Darley has focused his career towards process engineering, equipment, and systems design for the plastics industry. He has authored numerous technical papers on auxiliary equipment and holds a U.S. patent regarding gravimetric control of gear pump systems.
"The appointment of Dana G. Darley is a tremendous asset to Process Control," said Joe Robertson, president/owner of PCC. "His vast experience in plastics operations, coupled with his technical insight, strategic vision, and overall business management skills clearly strengthens Process Control’s ability to produce and deliver quality products to our customers."
Darley brings more than 25 years of experience in the plastics industry. His career began at Process Control in 1981 as a product development engineer and then a senior product manager. He is credited with a redesign of high-efficiency dehumidifying dryers and developing a new line of gravimetric blending and control systems for PCC.
His career continued with LCI Corp./Maag Pump Systems Textron where he designed and developed the Smarthopper gravimetric control system and a new single piston continuous screen changer. From 2001 to 2004 he was president of Kreyenborg Industries, a screen changer, gear pump, and pelletizer manufacturer, before launching Extrusion Auxiliary Services Inc., a technical services and consulting company for extrusion equipment and systems.
Darley is considered an industry expert in many areas of extrusion auxiliary equipment, including gravimetric blending/control, resin dryers, melt filtration, and plastics recycling systems.
Process Control Corp. offers gravimetric blenders, extrusion control systems, automatic scrap-recycling equipment, material handling, conveying, and storage systems, hot air and desiccant dehumidifying drying systems, and powder feeding systems. For more information, visit www.process-control.com.