Dan Allford

President ARC Specialties

Daniel Allford has been the President and Owner of ARC Specialties for over 33 years. Dan was an early adopter of industrial robotics and turned his passion into an internationally recognized automation company. Dan holds several patents in the field of welding automation. He has grown ARC Specialties from a one man operation into a 65 person team of engineers and craftsmen. With systems working around the globe ARC is known for Plasma, TIG, MIG, SAW and Resistance welding systems. ARC Specialties was selected as one of the “Best Work Places in Houston” in 2012. Dan has degrees from the University of Houston and Texas State Technical Institute. He is a life member of the American Welding Society. And a member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society for Metals and Houston Economics Club.