Dustin Paloranta is Extron’s Vice President and is in charge of developing new product offerings for the agricultural segment of Lakeland. He joined the Lakeland team in 2008 in the most interesting way -- he recruited himself for the company. In his past life, Dustin owned a staffing agency and was working toward placing candidates with the Lakeland Companies.
One thing led to another, and soon Dustin joined the company as a Management Trainee in Lakeland’s Management Training Program. Soon, Dustin was diving into all aspects of Lakeland’s businesses, working at: Lakeland Engineering, PMC, Control Assemblies’ Plymouth and Gaylord locations, Railway Equipment Company, and finally at Extron Company.
Today, Dustin is passionate about providing innovative products that feed the world. His interests have led him to put in extracurricular time relating to the industry – he is a member of GEAPS, IOAM, and NGFA. Dustin’s passions outside of work relate closely to family. He enjoys boating, fishing and hunting. On the weekends he often goes to the hockey rink and baseball or soccer fields, and spends quality time with his wife and kids. Moving forward, Dustin is excited about expanding Extron’s contributions to the growth of The Lakeland Companies and the contributions that this growth can have for the world.