Daniel Walker is Chief of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Weights & Measures. In this capacity he will oversee Ohio’s weighing and measuring standards, which protect all Ohio businesses and consumers. He will oversee the Division’s work with county and city weights and measures programs to test devices ranging from fuel meters and retail store scanners to vehicle and livestock scales for consistent measuring standards.
Daniel has spent decades working in the weights and measures field, including 10 years in the private sector and 10 years in the public sector. Most recently he served as a metrologist and quality manager for ODA’s Weights & Measures Division, overseeing ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation, NIST Recognition, and maintenance of the state’s primary reference standards for mass, volume, length, and time measurements. Prior to his work at ODA, he served as a field service technician, metrologist and laboratory manager for a commercial calibration service company in Southern Indiana.
Daniel is an active member of the National Conference of Standards Laboratories, Inc. (NCSL International) Legal Metrology Committee, the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) and various other professional organizations which promote uniformity of measurements and equity in the marketplace.
Daniel is originally from rural Southern Illinois where he grew up helping on his grandfather’s grain and livestock farm. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree.