Peter McDermott joined MDI in 2008. Prior to this role, he served as president of Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) in northern Minnesota. McDermott is a trained CPA and spent six years in public accounting in St. Paul.
He has over twenty years of experience in senior management positions - the majority of which were spent at manufacturing companies in Minnesota, including UPM Blandin Paper in Grand Rapids and Cirrus Design in Duluth.
He received his B.A. in accounting from Babson College.