Dean started at Collins as a Project Manager for Service/Special Projects in October 2018. He grew up in western Minnesota, graduated from Dawson High School, and attended Minnesota West Community & Technical College. He completed his apprenticeship in Local 292 and worked in the field for 18 years.

Dean has been married to his wife, Brenda, for 40 years. They have 3 children and 2 grandsons: daughter, Hannah, and son-in-law, Dave; grandsons Evan and Logan; son, Ben and daughter-in-law, Jen; daughter, Hillary and son-in-law, Dusty.

In his free time, Dean enjoys spending time with his family at the cabin, hiking, kayaking, and going to the Boundary Waters. He especially likes spending time and playing with his grandsons. Something you may not know about Dean is that he has completed seven marathons since turning 45 years old!