50 Notable Alumni

Darrin Peters

Founder and President, Midwest Underground Technology, Inc. (MUTI)

Associate in Applied Science

Agricultural Business Management


Putting more than a decade of talent and hard work into the wireless telecommunications industry, Darrin Peters has seen the fruit of his creative, energetic, and entrepreneurial labor, making him a well-deserved recipient of Parkland's 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Mr. Peters is founder of Midwest Underground Technology, Inc. (MUTI) of which he sold to Sabre Industries in June of 2013, he remains employed by Sabre/MUTI as President of Business Development of the Telecom Group. Mr. Peters and MUTI have been recognized by INC Magazine as one of America's Fastest Growing private companies from 2007 through 2013. He is also co-founder and CEO of Illini Fire Service, LLC; President and CEO of Vertical Tower Partners, LLC; CEO of DLTT, LLC; and President of Mid-Central Ag, LLC.

Mr. Peters has worked the past 15 years to aid the telecommunications industry as a whole thru his support of NATE, TIA, OSHA, ANSI, and the TIRAP program. TIRAP (Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program) is a highlight of this support, working to forge a joint venture apprenticeship program between the US DOL and the telecommunications industry. In addition, Mr. Peters developed and authored a specialized industry related site inspection software program. "SITE" is currently utilized by several major telecommunications companies across the United States to manage their assets and to mitigate the risk associated with the management of these assets. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Peters has worked both domestically and internationally, supporting many Fortune 500 companies.  

Mr. Peters is a graduate of Gibson City Melvin Sibley High School and earned a degree in agricultural business management from Parkland College in 1996. He and his family presently live in Mahomet, Illinois, where they are active in outdoor sports and in civic and community volunteer service organizations.

Darrin most memorable moment at Parkland was "being taught by and working with the professors in the Agri-business program, high quality program that instilled great values."