Company: Vertical Software Inc.
Position: Operations Manager
Born: Feb. 20 in Danville, IL.
Years with company/industry: 22/22.
Family: Wife, Marjorie; sons, Matthew, Alex, Caden, Michael, Connor, and Ryan.
Education: Illinois Central College, East Peoria.
Favorite hobbies/interests: Hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Favorite sports teams: Chicago Bears, University of Illinois Fighting Illini, and Chicago Cubs.
Favorite place to eat on the road: Anywhere there is seafood and a view of the water.
Favorite vacation spot: Nashville, TN.
Best mentor: My father, Michael, taught me toughness and determination, and my mother, Patricia, taught me the value of relationships.
If I wasn’t in the grain industry, I would: Be a fireman, weatherman, or movie producer.
Favorite quote: “Success is never final, failure is never fatal, and it’s courage that counts.” -John Wooden
View this review and more in the Grain Journal January February 2023 magazine.