Tom Dickson is from San Francisco. He graduated from BYU in 1971 with a degree in manufacturing engineering. Tom had always had an interest in bread making, and that hobby led him to start a business called Harvest House Food & Grains. One day he spilled some grain and found that when he sucked it up with his vacuum, it acted as a wheat grinder. That was the beginning of the Magic Mill which would later lead him to make blenders and starting Blendtec.
The company has continued to grow since then, leading Tom and his team of engineers to come up with many variations of the home blender and turning him into an internet celebrity through the “Will It Blend?” YouTube series.