Daniel M. Preston

Facilities Operations Specialist
Address NEB 188 Phone: (352) 392-3101


Daniel is from Gainesville, Florida. He started as a UF staff member in 2004 working mainly in facilities, IT, experiment field support, and logistics as an Engineering Technician and Engineer. He joined MAE in 2019 as a Facilities Operations Specialist. 


General Sciences and Engineering Associate of Arts, 2004 Santa Fe College 


  • Coordinate repairs and renovations with Facilities Services and HWCoE Facilities 
  • Staff safety contact for MAE 
  • Safety and maintenance of MAE Student Design Center 
  • Departmental Emergency Planning 
  • Student Design Teams logistical support 
  • Inventory of attractive and capital assets 
  • Keypad and key card maintenance and programming 
  • Vehicle fleet maintenance 
  • Space auditing 
  • Backup for mail receiving and delivery 
  • Backup for equipment and space moves 


  • 2021 Division 3 Superior Accomplishment Award 
  • 2020 Years of Service at UF – 15 
  • 2018 Division 4 Superior Accomplishment Award 
  • 2011 Division 4 Superior Accomplishment Award