Daniel Bourdganis

Profile Updated: November 23, 2020
Residing: Greenville, SC USA
Spouse: Cathy
Children: None
Occupation: I/T Global Service Parts Logistics Manager-Retired
Elementary School:

Divine Child and Haigh

Junior High School:

Clara Bryant

DHS Homeroom Teacher:

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Facebook page:

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After graduating from DHS, I had no idea what I wanted to do and a family member suggested a computer related field. So, I enrolled at IBM Institute of Information Sciences in Southfield.

After completing the curriculum, I was selected for an entry level I/T position at Ford Motor Company's Corporate Computer Center.....on midnights contracting with a Dallas, Texas company. After 1 1/2 years, I was hired by Ford Motor Company , a great opportunity. After a couple years with Ford, I resigned (1974) for a better opportunity with Citicorp N.A. in New York. I didn't care for life in New York so I returned to Ford Motor Company in 1978. I was counselled to return to college so I enrolled at Oakland University and Madonna College and graduated years later with a BA Information Technology/Business Management. I spent the remaining 25 years working in various technical and management positions at Ford and travelled the world until retiring in 2006, 30 years to the day!

Thanks to my career with Ford Motor Company, we have been fortunate to have worked/lived in Sao Paulo, Brasil/ Mexico City, Mexico/ Koln, Germany/ Valencia, Spain as well as many of the major U.S. cities.

My hobby had always been travelling and home construction and I built my first home in West Bloomfield in 1974. I then built a home in Hartland, on the beach in Harrisville, Mi. and Ridgetown, Ont. We then designed and built a villa on the island of Bequia in the West Indies and then renovated an estate on the island of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands.

After retiring in 2006, we moved to our villa on the island of Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We had spent nearly 5 years designing, purchasing materials, and building the home on Bequia and it was our dream to move to the Caribbean. Dream realized!

While living on Bequia, I formed a company that planned and managed the construction of high-end villas for foreign owners. Perfect for me to keep busy.

In 2009, we sold our villa on Bequia and not ready to move back to the States, purchased an historic estate on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We spent 7 years restoring the 3 homes, pool and grounds and in late 2015, sold the estate.

My beautiful wife of 34 years, a retired Paralegal, and I are now living on Lake Keowee just west of Greenville, South Carolina. We still travel extensively and also spend a few months annually in our home in our adopted country of Uruguay.

We have been very fortunate over the years to have met many wonderful people in fantastic locations around the globe. We are truly blessed.

June 1971 Graduate:

Yes

August 1971 Graduate:

No

In Absentia Graduate:

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Foreign Exchange Student Graduate:

No

3.8+ GPA graduate:

No

Senior Year Class Officer:

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Married to a DHS '71 Classmate:

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