Josh Dirlam '03 is president and CEO of New Wave Industries (NWI), a versatile technology corporation with unpretentious roots and global reach.
Dirlam founded NWI in 2005 with the first of three distinct business segments, New Wave Components; an entity that buys and sells semiconductors. NWI has since expanded from a two-man shop to a thriving enterprise with more than 20 employees and two additional ventures:
Under Dirlam's direction, St. Louis Park-based NWI has become an industry leader in solutions and IP for both hardware and software. NWI is commitment to giving back, pledging 10% of profits to charities.
Dirlam was born and raised in Eden Prairie and graduated from St. John's in 2003 with a degree in communication and management. He played center for the Johnnie football team and still counts his teammates among his closest friends. Dirlam is a past president of Eden Prairie Rotary and spends his spare time traveling. He previously lived in Shanghai and currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife Rachel.