Perry, Dan
Associate Professor - Engineering Design Technology
CS 704
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1300 West 1600 North, Provo, UT  84604-2332

UVU office: 801-863-8525

Bus office: 801-900-4013




Professional Licensed Land Surveyor (PLS), Utah #8036741

Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2006

University of Phoenix; Phoenix, Arizona

Bachelor of Science, Management 1992

Linfield College; McMinnville, Oregon

Associate of Applied Science, Drafting and Design Technology 1982

Utah Technical College (now Utah Valley University); Orem, Utah




Utah Valley University, Orem, UT                                                August 2005 to Present

Associate Professor, Engineering Graphics and Design Technology Department and Program Developer and Coordinator for the UVU Geomatics BS and AS degree Program. 



Teaching various Surveying courses including: Introduction to Geomatics, Surveying (Field and Office Aplications), Land and Survey History, The Surveying Practice, Global Professional Ethics and Liabilities, and Senior Geomatics Capstone projects as well as Civil Drafting and Design (using AutoDesk Civil 3D® and AutoCAD® software), and Mechanical Drafting and Design courses.



Research area includes drone aerial photogrammetry, and 3D laser scanning and modeling with primary focus on the Beit Lehi Foundation archeological dig site located twenty miles southwest of Jerusalem, Israel.  Research is also being conducted on various UVU campus projects.



American Schools of Oriental Research (ASORS), Author of “Three-Dimensional Laser Scanning Methods and Techniques Implemented at the Beit Lehi, Israel Archeological Dig site” 2015

Hexagon 2013, Author of “Multi-disciplinary Aspects of HDS Play Out at Israel's Major Beit Lehi Underground Archaeological Village: Multiple Applications and Educational Disciplines” 2013

The American Surveyor, Author of "Geospatially Measuring & Modeling an Israeli Archeology Site" 2013 Vol. 10 No. 1

Hydro Review, Author of “3D Scanning and Dam Safety” 2003



GeoSymMetrics, Provo, Utah                                                                     January 2006 to Present

Owner, Surveyor, Civil Designer                                                                                 (part-time only)

Provide surveying, scanning, civil design, management, and measurement consulting services to the civil engineering/surveying community.  Such services include full surveying services, civil design, subdivision design, company drafting standards implementation, management consulting, and training for Carlson Software™ Civil Suite® and Point Cloud®, and AutoDesk™ Civil 3D®.


GC Wallace, Inc., Las Vegas, NV                                                                August 2003 to August 2005

Civil Designer                                                                                                 

  • Technical

Designed subdivisions, including street and lot layout, tentative maps, exhibits, surface drainage including individual lots, street, and landscape areas, underground wet utilities including piping design for drainage and sewer collection systems, water distribution systems, and plot plans.  Some design work also included a neighborhood park, site drainage and utilities designs as well as an interconnect sewer and underground drainage system.  All work utilized AutoCAD LDD5 including pipeworks and MS Excel.



ArrowSCAN Corporation, Meridian, Idaho                                                 April 2002 to December 2008

Owner/President and Scanner Technician                                                                            

  • Marketing

Developed and maintained a functioning marketing plan, marketing letters of introduction, brochure/flyers, promotional invitations, business cards, website design (, project case studies, conference white papers and presentations, project proposals, Statements of Qualifications, federal Form’s 254 and 255, contractual agreements, and solicitation responses. Used verbal, written, and various multi-media forms of communication with clients, potential clients, vendors and partnering organizations.  Personal selling of services.  Developed and maintained potential client database. Proficient use of all MS Office Pro products, and PhotoShop Elements 2.0.

  • Management

In cooperation with a partner; started and obtained funding for this business.  Developed a capital investment portfolio and obtained an SBA loan for the current equipment Serving the civil, mechanical, industrial, architectural, and forensic industries and agencies on a local and national level. Financial management and monthly/periodic accounting duties including, payroll, taxes, accounts payable and receivable.  Proficient use of  Quickbooks Pro 2002.

  • Technical

Developed and currently maintain a strategic functional business plan including; marketing, operations, and finance.  Performed 3D laser scans of facilities, equipment, and sites.  Provided as-built drawings and data in various deliverable forms to engineers, designers, and operations and maintenance personnel.  Proficient use of  the Cyra 2500 scanner and Cyclone 4.0, and Cloudworx for AutoCAD, and AutoCAD LDD.


Arrow Engineering & Surveying, LLC, Eagle, Idaho                              February 2001 to March 2002

Project Manager/Senior Engineering Technician

  • Marketing

Developed and maintained a functioning marketing plan, completed a local area survey of competitors and performed a local market analysis.  Performed personal sales calls in solicitation of new business, and deepened the current client base by ensuring excellent project performance, and by meeting client schedules within budget.  Participated in various Chamber of Commerce meetings and committees. Developed and maintained potential client database.  Developed marketing and letters of introduction, project proposals, Statements of Qualifications, solicitation responses, and contractual agreements.

  • Project Management

Communicated via; telephone, in-person, and in writing with clients, agencies, partners, and sub-contractors for all project management issues including contract and subcontract negotiations, scheduling, and meetings.  Company and client spokesperson/representative in numerous and various public meetings for particular projects.  Utilized MS Project, MS OfficePro2000 and Quickbooks PRO to assist in performing most management tasks.

  • Technical

Designed and drafted subdivisions and commercial facilities which included plat maps and construction plans for transportation, sewer, water, and drainage systems, using AutoCAD LDD2000i.


Perry Engineering and Associates, Inc., Redmond, Oregon            March 1994 to February 2001

Owner/President and Senior Engineering Technician

  • Marketing:

Developed and maintained a current and functional marketing plan including; key market focuses, strategies, and objectives.  Primary area of focus was the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) performing site and construction surveys for over 50 new and reconstructed bridges, overpasses, and interchanges throughout the State of Oregon.  Developed and submitted proposals, Statements of Qualification and Statements of Interest, federal Form’s 254 and 255, and solicitation responses.  Developed analysis and scientific reports and proposals, including plans and specifications, for submittal to government agencies including the ODOT and the Federal Highway Administration, various private clients, partnering organizations and vendors.  Personal selling of services and potential client contacts using both written and verbal skills.  Developed and maintained potential client database.  Helped the company grow to $500,000/year in revenue in 3 years with no prior client base.  Proficient use of MS OfficePro2000 products.

  • Management:

In cooperation with a partner, started and obtained funding for this business. Developed, reviewed, negotiated and approved all contracts.  Managed all functions of the engineering and surveying staff (8-15 people) including human resource development functions like writing the employee manual, completing regular performance reviews, and managing employee benefit programs.  Developed, organized and maintained a full cycle financial and cost accounting system.  Performed all cost control functions, project labor/equipment expense tracking.  Communicated with clients regarding project schedules and pertinent contract issues.  Proficient use of  Quickbooks Pro 2002.

  • Technical:

Performed site surveys, developed tentative and master plans, created construction plans for public and private; transportation, utility, and drainage systems.  Proficient using AutoDesk R13 and AutoCAD LDD.


Wilbanks International, Inc. (now CoorsTEK), Hillsboro, Oregon                     July1987 to March 1994

Product Manager and Engineering Technician

  • Marketing:

As a Product Manager; traveled around the world exhibiting the company’s structural ceramic products at numerous industry trade shows and conferences.  Performed personal selling of products and services to the coordinate measuring machine(CMM) and semiconductor industries using both written and verbal skills.  Directed product marketing including; strategic planning and goal setting, brochure composition, promotional items, photo shoots, potential client databases, product and project proposals and quotations. Proficient use of WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, Lotus 123, and dBase.

  • Product Management:

Managed the Structural Ceramics product line including; ceramic pressing, firing, machining, grinding and lapping operations, , and the management of marketing/sales support staff.  Market segment budgets, accounts receivable collections, and solicitation, selection and performance reviews of product vendors.

  • Technical:

Product designer of ceramic composite suction box covers and other ceramic products for the Pulp and Paper, Packaging (metal can), Mining, Laser and other industries.  Initiated component ideas, including a 35% cost reducing Patent no 5,076,894.  Created detailed designs and shop drawings of all components and equipment sold by the company using AutoCAD 7.0 to R13. 


Other Employers and Positions Held:

1986 to 1987    David Evans & Associates, Inc. Civil Drafting & Survey Technician (ACAD)

1984 to 1986    EPH Engineering, Semi-Conductor equipment Designer (manual drafting)

1983 to 1984    Advanced Input Devices, Keyboard Design/Drafter (manual drafting)

1982 to 1983    CH2M Hill, Civil Drafter (Intergraph and manual drafting)