Meet Our Team

Our team of more than 50 engineers, technicians, polymer chemists, and production professionals work together to keep DTI at the forefront of the noise and vibration control industry.

Adam Parin DTI President & CEO

Adam M. Parin

President + Chief Executive Officer

Adam M. Parin has been involved with DTI since it was founded by his father, Michael, in 1989; serving as a janitor, truck-driver, production employee, and laboratory technician during the early years of the corporation. Over the years, Adam has held various positions at DTI, including Project Engineer and Director of Operations where he oversaw the Research & Engineering and Manufacturing divisions. Today, as President and CEO, Adam utilizes his combination of technical, manufacturing, and business experience to lead the business and continuously innovate DTI’s solutions. Adam graduated with honors from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a BS in Mechanical Engineering (concentration in Solid Mechanics) and worked as an Engineer for Honda R&D Americas prior to returning to DTI.

Adam enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Krista, and their three boys – whether it be traveling, skiing or simply being outside. A lifelong hockey player, Adam volunteers his time coaching multiple hockey teams in the local Irish Youth Hockey League.

John Miller DTI

John Miller

Chief Financial Officer

John Miller joined the DTI team in 2020 and is responsible for DTI’s financial and IT organization, executing a profitable growth strategy. John has 30 years of PE-backed experience in a number of manufacturing and distribution businesses and industries. Prior to DTI, Mr. Miller worked for Spartaco Group, ACG Materials, The WellMark Company and Electro-Motive Diesel.

Mr. Miller earned his bachelors and master’s degrees in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and practiced as a tax CPA with KPMG for 10 years. Originally from Mt. Olive, IL, Mr. Miller enjoys golf, Cardinal’s baseball and smelling the corn grow on the family farm.

Tom Lewis DTI

Tom Lewis

Vice President of Technology

Tom Lewis joined the DTI team in December 1995 and is responsible for oversight of general technology at DTI as well as having responsibilities related to consulting projects and new applications. He has 41 years of experience related to structural dynamics, viscoelastic materials, and passive damping system design. Prior to DTI, Tom worked for a noise and vibration consulting company based in Cincinnati, Ohio for 16 years, working viscoelastic material research as well as many passive damping system applications.

Tom earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Tom enjoys backpacking, classic Corvettes, antique Chris Craft boats, and spending time with his wife and family.

Julie Kelley DTI

Julie Kelley

Vice President of Sales + Marketing

Julie Kelley joined the DTI team in June of 2020 and is responsible for global sales and marketing. She has 12 years of experience in the aerospace industry in addition to 10 years in automotive. Prior to DTI, Julie specialized in composites business development for Sekisui Aerospace, Saint-Gobain and Plascore.

Julie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and her MBA from Grand Valley State University. Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, Julie and her family now reside in Seattle, WA. Julie enjoys hiking, swimming, fitness and traveling internationally.

Tom Joughin

Research and Engineering Manager

Tom joined DTI in 2012 and brings leadership experience as the former Manufacturing Manager and now serves as the Research and Engineering Manager.  Tom holds degrees in Engineering Technology and Executive Development and is well versed in project management, including Six Sigma methodologies.

Tom has lived in Michigan his entire life and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family when not at work.  Tom and his wife, Darcie, have enjoyed raising three children while living and traveling throughout Michigan and Italy over the last twenty years.

Kevin Osborn

Manufacturing Manager

Kevin Osborn joined the DTI team in November of 2016 and is responsible for DTI’s production operations.  Kevin has 30 years of engineering and manufacturing operations experience.  Prior to DTI, Kevin worked for Colson Group and L.A Darling Company.

Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and MBA from Arkansas State University.  Kevin and his wife Sheila grew up in Ft Wayne, IN, raised two daughters in Arkansas and now reside in St Joseph MI.  Kevin enjoys designing and building mobile and residential solar power generation and storage systems.

James Schmucker

Quality Manager

James joined the DTI team in February 2009 and is responsible for the Quality Management System, AS9100 compliance and continual improvement. James started as head of building maintenance and has worked his way up through the ranks, to earn his position as Quality Manager.

James is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and is working on his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, at Indiana University. James is native to Mishawaka and enjoys camping, snowboarding, biking, traveling and spending as much time as possible with his wife and 3 boys.

Connie McPhail

Administrative + Finance Manager

Connie McPhail joined the DTI team in 1997 and was hired to handle company finances and general office duties, reporting directly to the founder of the company. As the company grew, so did Connie’s responsibilities.  In 2003, she was tasked with creating, implementing, and managing Human Resources policies at the company.  She was also charged with directing the DTI safety program.  Prior to coming to DTI, Connie worked in the accounting department of a large Indiana law firm.

Connie has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2014 and earned her HR Generalist Certificate in that same year.  Being born and raised in the flat lands of Mishawaka, Connie enjoys any time she can spend in the mountains of Wyoming hiking, hunting, or fishing with her husband.