Merrill, Daniel Lee was born on September 16, 1958 in Kalamazoo. Son of Russell University and E. Juanita (Griffin) Merrill.
AS in Mechanical Engineering, Pine Lake Community College, Michigan, 1978.
Chassis designer Aero Detroit, Oak Park, Michigan, 1980-1982. Body designer Pioneer Company, Warren, 1982-1983, Targa Inc., Dearborn, 1983-1985. Senior body designer Technology Engineering Consultant, Ann Arbor, 1985-1986, Auto Dynamics, Madison Heights, 1986, Tech Aid, Southfield, since 1987.
Married Lynn Marie Price, April 29, 1983. Children: Misty, Daniel Junior.