Dick Muth and Darlene Muth
Founders – Chairman of the Board and Corporate Secretary
Muth Electric was founded in 1970 by Dick and Darlene Muth a young couple beginning life in Ethan, SD – a small town near Mitchell, SD. With their hard work, determination and a steady addition of dedicated employees, the growth of the company has been consistent.
The goal of Muth Electric has never changed – to provide electrical services to all customers in a safe, timely and professional manner. This would be carried out by a team of employees that have this very mission in mind when serving their customers.
Dick and Darlene expect the mission that has enabled the growth to this point to continue into the future and enable even more growth for Muth Electric, Inc.
President / CEO
Paul Muth has built a lifetime of experience with Muth Electric. He began with the company at age 16 and continued while attending the Electrical Construction program at the Mitchell Technical Institute.
In his 40 years at Muth Electric, Paul began by working on projects in the field and then quickly moved to estimating, Vice President of Operations and Co-President in 2015. He has directed the field operations while growing the company from a smaller company to one with over 360 employees in a number of locations.
Under Paul’s direction, the project mix has grown to a list of the most complex projects that take place in the upper Midwest. Utilizing his vision, no project has been beyond the capability of the team that has been built under his direction.
Over the years Paul has been involved in many organizations that have helped to develop the construction industry as well as his local community and state. The Associated General Contractors, SD Salutes, Big Friends-Little Friends to name a few have benefited from his involvement.
Chief Operations Officer
Dave Muth was promoted to Chief Operations Officer in 2020. Prior to the promotion, he worked as an Estimator in the corporate office.
As Chief Operations officer, Dave assumes responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day operational functions and directing the field operations in our multiple divisions. Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role while seeking company growth and efficiency.
Dave is a graduate of the Electrical Construction and Maintenance program at Mitchell Technical Institute.
Vice President of Operations
Paul was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2018 and was most recently the Rapid City Division Manager.
As Vice President of Operations he assumes responsibility for the field operations in each of divisions of Muth Electric, Inc.
As a graduate of the Mitchell Technical Institute, he has been with the Muth Electric team since 2001 and started with the company as an Apprentice Electrician then a Project Foreman in our Mitchell Division.
Paul uses his involvement in many very technical projects to see that the operations of Muth Electric are carried out in an organized and professional manner throughout the company.
Chief Financial Officer
Lyndon joined the Muth Electric team in 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer. Lyndon has 14 years of experience in the financial field. He spent 6 years working in public accounting. Lyndon worked across the Midwest specializing in the construction industry, retail, and healthcare. After public accounting Lyndon spent 8 years as the Chief Financial Officer of an agricultural retail business across South Dakota and Iowa.
Lyndon leads a great accounting team out of our corporate office in Mitchell, SD. He guides the organization to be prepared for growth and always being willing to change. Lyndon enables everyone to be frontrunners in efficiency so we can serve our customers in the best way possible.
Lyndon is a graduate of the University of Sioux Falls. He obtained his Certified Public Accounting license in 2009.
Billy became the Operations Manager for Muth Electric in 2015. He has been with Muth Electric since 1997 and is a graduate of the Mitchell Technical Institute. He was previously in the Mitchell service department and then as an estimator in the Corporate office for five years.
As Operations Manager, Billy is responsible for oversight of the Watertown, Huron, Omaha and Muth Technology divisions. He is tasked with assisting them not only on a day to day basis but also in seeking growth and efficiency in their divisions.
Billy is involved in the Mitchell community in many ways including the Mitchell Technical Institute Electrical Construction and Maintenance advisory board as well as an active member of the Mitchell United Way.
Muth Technology Division Manager
Barry joined Muth Electric in September 2019 and came to Muth Technology with nearly 20 years of experience in the communications industry.
Barry and the Muth Technology team is tasked with covering data cabling and fiber optic lines over the entire area the Muth Electric serves.
Arin Winger, a Mitchell resident of 26 years, has extensive education and work experience that contributes to his role as a Recruiter. He earned his AAS Business degree from Southeast Technical College in 2000, his BA degree in Human Services from Dakota Wesleyan University in 2016, and an MA degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in 2018. Arin’s work experience has largely been dedicated to the helping fields; such as mentorship, disability service coordination, and addiction counseling. As a Recruiter for Muth Electric, Arin focuses on working with college students to help them find the best path towards their life goals.
Joe Muth graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2011 with a degree in Business Administration. Since then, he has gained experience and grown in a variety of leadership roles in the retail, finance and communication fields. Joe specifically brings two years of experience in the communications industry with him to his role as the division Service Manager.