Dale has been involved with gasoline powered engines, especially small engines, since he bolted the first one onto his Schwinn bike at 12 years old. After high school, he spent 19 years in the automotive parts industry, working for retailers, distributors and manufacturers. Since 1994, he has been involved in the small engine and power equipment industry, offering product and technical assistance to power equipment dealers and their customers.
In his off time, he is a drummer in a local Chicago-area band. Hockey dominates his TV time during the NHL season and he enjoys relaxing on his pontoon boat during the summer months.