After a successful career in corporate America and with aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur, Dan Claypool decided to start St. Louis-based Creative Designs by Logan, a consumer furniture line named in honor of his grandparents who shared his passion for hunting and the great outdoors. Prior to starting the company, Dan was Vice-President of Supply Chain at Furniture Brands International, St. Louis, MO; Director of Business Operations, Sales and Trade Marketing at Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI; and Director of Sales Planning at Maytag Corporation, Newton, IA. Dan, who was raised on the family farm in Iowa, has a BBA in finance from the University of Iowa. A true family man and hunting enthusiast, Dan is married to wife Mindy and has three daughters. Dan is also owner of Merric Millwork and Seating (www.merric.com) specializing in the design, manufacture, installation and repair of tables, booth seating, countertops, point-of-sale fixtures, podiums, woodwork, toilet partitions, vanities, cabinetry and custom millwork for a variety of industries.