First & Last Name Jeff Dannehl
Company DFI Innovations
Title/Occupation President
Phone 308-991-3408
Name a recent movie you watched that blew you away? Top Gun 2 – I hadn’t seen it yet!
What are you currently binge watching? Entourage
Best restaurant you’ve ever been to? Lo Sole Mio
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Sweet Corn
Favorite place you’ve traveled? Argentina or Alaska
What did you want to be when you grew up? Airline Pilot
Where are you from? Where did you go to school? Bertrand, Nebraska. I attended UNL.
When you’re not working, how do you enjoy spending your time? Golfing or at the lake.
Who is someone who’s made a big impact on your life? Why? My high school football coach – Mr. Ford. He showed us the value of hard work and integrity early on and pushed us to always do our best. He was and continues to be a tremendous role model.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? Sir Elton!
What do you/did you love the most about your job? I love merging technology with home functionality and esthetics. The technology should serve to enhance the overall life experience of the home and should be a seamless extension of your daily life. I love when a solution is hidden from plain sight, but is still fully integrated and helping to solve everyday problems.
What experiences and past roles have led you to where you are today? I’ve always enjoyed audio and cabling. I used to wire up different circuits and take them to elementary show and tell. It’s amazing I didn’t shock my entire class, let alone myself. I also have a deep appreciation for music and enjoy merging my love of that with a technology solution.
What career advice do you live by? Who gave it to you? Take pride in what you do and if you are going to do something, make sure you do it right. My dad taught me that.
What’s one skill you’d like to develop or sharpen this year? The low voltage lighting space has really started to evolve in the last 12 months. I am wanting to be more proficient in this area.
How long have you been a member of HBAL? Brand new! Excited to be here.
How has your career benefited from being a member of HBAL? I’ve already made several connections by being in HBAL. I’m hoping these connections further develop.
What is your favorite HBAL event and why? Parade of Homes. Have never participated in a build, but enjoy seeing the latest trends and ideas.

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