Mike graduated from Elk River High School in 1986 and went on to do a 2 year machining course at Anoka Technical College. After tech school he went to work at Thiele Engineering for 10 years as a fabricator/ welder/machinist. Mike then left Thiele and went to work at Paulson Metal Products (which is now DSI) in July of 1998. Mike is currently the Rapid Response Supervisor here at DSI. What he likes about DSI is not only the variety of different parts we make but the different equipment he gets to use to fabricate them. He thinks his co-workers are a great bunch of people that make it enjoyable to come to work every day as well. "It’s been fun over the last 20+ years to watch the size of the company go from 15 to 85/100 it is today" he states "and also to see the technology/equipment change over the years." In his free time Mike enjoys being with family and friends, traveling, boating, fishing, hunting and various sports games.