Daniel Development Group (DDG) is pioneering new technologies and exciting products for the data communications, embedded systems, and ruggedized systems markets.

Research and Development core focus areas include Information Systems, Air & Space Platforms, Electronics, and Sensors.

DDG is committed to providing customers with a comprehensive range of engineering design services including EE/ME CAD, simulation/analysis, electronic systems, circuit card design, firmware, and FPGA development. We focus on helping our customers solve their design challenges and get to market as quickly and efficiently as possible, with a competitive advantage. We work with a range of partners to share skills, assets and resources to ensure project success. We offer manufacturing engineering services to ensure production sucess.

Company history and timeline: Daniel Develop Group began as Uinta West, founded in 1997. For the first four years, the business was located in the Greater Salt Lake City area of Utah and specialized in embedded system design services. In the spring of 2001, Uinta West was relocated to the Phoenix Metro area of Arizona, with a revised mission of providing early stage startup companies with technical assistance. In the fall of 2010, Uinta West was reorganized into Daniel Develop Group, LLC, retaining the Uinta West name and mission for its ventures business unit.

Mission & Vision

DDG Mission

At Daniel Develop Group we strive to consistently produce innovative technologies, first-to-market products, and highly valued engineering services that meet or exceed customer expectations. We discover new solutions through exploratory research and apply them to achieve competitive advantage in the marketplace.

DDG Vision

Design and improve the systems that enable us to live, work, play, and explore our universe, through research and the creative application of technology.


Leslie Daniel - President and Co-Founder

Leslie is an experienced mechanical engineer with an emphasis in manufacturing, production, process and quality engineering. Her expertise includes Six Sigma process improvement, Process FMEAs, QS-9000 standards and requirements, Lean manufacturing, Class 1000 and Class 10,000 cleanroom protocols, automated and manual assembly, ergonomic factors in assembly processes, manufacturing fixtures, product improvements for manufacturability, quality and manufacturing documentation. Leslie is highly skilled at business management, supplier, customer, and production personnel relations. Leslie graduated Magna Cum laude with a BS in MET from Weber State University and she also holds a BS degree in economics from Washington State University. Her background includes process engineering positions with Dupont Holographics, Autoliv ASP, and National Standard.

David Daniel – PhD, CTO and Co-Founder

David has over 25 years of experience as an engineer, researcher, and engineering leader in the electronics industry, focusing on data communications, networks and embedded systems. David is a co-founder of the Nuon Companies where he was instrumental in developing virtualization and cloud computing solutions, including the i-PCI computer I/O virtualization protocol. David earned his MSEE from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in EE from Arizona State University. Past positions include Director of Hardware Engineering at Sorenson Vision in Logan, Utah, where David worked on the early development of Universal Serial Bus video conferencing ASICs and peripherals. As Director of Engineering for Mobility Electronics in Scottsdale, Arizona, David helped pioneer the development of PCI bus serialization and computer expansion techniques. David holds extensive IP in the areas of computing, networks, and virtualization with over 20 patents filed.


Daniel Development Group is undergoing significant growth and job applications are encouraged. Please send cover letter and CV to