Company: FOSS North America
Position: Industry Sales Manager, Feed & Grain
Born: Nov 8 in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.
Time with company/industry: 5/8.
Education: University of Utah, MBA 2016; Utah Valley University, BS in Computer Science, Chernivtsi; National University, BS in electronics, 2002, Culinary Arts, Chernivtsi Vocational School, 1998.
Family: I grew up in an orphanage.
Read Vitaly's memior on his life in an orphanage ... Vitalty: the Misadventures of a Ukrainian Orphan
Favorite hobbies/interests: National Men’s Physique Competition, Playing the piano, cooking, blogging, web development, entrepreneurship, reading, consulting and creative writing.
Favorite sports teams: None, but I’ve competed in Men’s Physique Competition in 2019 for the first time, took 3rd place in my category and 2 more medals in others.
Favorite vacation spot: San Diego, CA.
Best mentor: Maurice Jansen who was my first manager at FOSS - he was strict but taught me a lot about what I know today in food and agriculture.
If I wasn’t in the grain industry, I would: I would explore opportunities in the technology sector, pursue a career in international trade and business or channel my passion for writing and become a publisher.
Favorite quote: Marie Curie’s wisdom as a Nobel Prize winner, remind me that “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” embrace challenges, seek understanding, and strive for excellence in my.