President & Chief Executive Officer
Dean is our Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer. Dean joined Plexus in 1984 as a Design Engineer in our Engineering Solutions Group. After holding a number of leadership roles in our engineering organization, he was named president of the business unit in 1992. He was next promoted to Executive Vice President, where he assumed leadership over the company’s strategic growth initiatives. In 2001, Dean became our Chief Operating Officer, which led to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2002. In 2013, Dean was named the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Dean holds a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree in engineering management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.