Company: OPI Systems

Position: CTO

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

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