Dean Huumala is a 1989 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology BSEE graduate and has worked in South Dakota for most of his career. Early in his career, he worked as Software Designer for Nokia Telecommunications in Tampere, Finland and as a Training Engineer for Nokia Cellular Systems in Sydney, Australia.
Dean has also worked for a small startup, Dan’L Systems, in Lake Norden, SD, as a Hardware Engineer, later working for Tyco Electronics in Watertown, SD, as a Design Engineer supervisor.
For Wurth Electronics Midcom, in Watertown, SD, Dean has worked in recent years as Field Applications Engineering Manager, as well as most recently Product Marketing and Development Manager. As Product Marketing and Development Manager, Dean is responsible for leading a team in identifying needs for those markets served by Wurth Electronics Midcom and developing solutions for those needs. This area of responsibility includes everything from products, test methods, manufacturing capabilities to online tools. Dean’s team also takes care of all product launches and campaigns.
Dean and his team are very active in partnering with industry technology leaders throughout the world and have partnered with ST Micro, Texas Instruments, Linear Tech, Broadcom, Intel, among others on various programs and projects.