Rick Trontvet

VP, Administration & Human Resources

Digi-Key Electronics

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Rick Trontvet has been a tireless advocate for economic development in northwestern Minnesota, particularly its manufacturing sector. (He’s been equally passionate about working to improve the viability of Thief River Falls’ “underutilized” airport.) In October, Trontvet added to his workload by starting a one-year term as chair of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. He plans to focus on improving the state’s “tax competitiveness,” minimizing local workforce mandates that are out of sync with state guidelines (such as cities raising their own minimum wage) and working for a steady, non-tax source of statewide transportation funding.