Company: OPI Systems
Born: Nov. 8 in Cleveland, OH.
Years with company/industry: 1/10.
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Family: Wife, Andrea; daughters, Madison, Emily, and Lily; granddaughter, Ada.
Favorite hobbies/interests: Electronics, software, and aviation.
Favorite sport team: Kansas City Chiefs.
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere on a beach.
Best mentor: My former manager, Bob Hayashida, taught me to cut through the corporate crap and keep focused on the customer, regardless of how difficult that is.
If I wasn’t in the grain industry, I would: Fly planes, or design and build avionics or airplanes.
Favorite quote: “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
From the March/April 2023 Grain Journal