Supplier Profile
Vitaly Kirkpatrick | Industry Sales Manager, Feed & Grain | FOSS North America

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.