An electrical engineer, Thomas Disselkamp currently serves as a product development specialist at the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. He joined the company in 1981 and has been repeatedly recognized for his achievements within the company; for instance, he earned corporate engineering awards for a unique proprietary web inspection system and an optical/electronic process monitoring system. The 3M Company also gave Thomas Disselkamp its quality achievement award for the development of an optical magnetic tape defect detection system that is used for products that the company sold to the Department of Defense. Outside of his professional life, Tom Disselkamp takes an interest in charitable activities and pursues a variety of hobbies. A supporter of the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, he has sponsored two international children through the organization and also volunteers with Feed My Starving Children, a Christian nonprofit that sends hand-packed meals to malnourished children in more than 70 countries. In his free time, Thomas Allen Disselkamp also enjoys vegetable gardening and grilling, as well as a variety of sports including skiing, running, hiking, biking, and swimming.