Taras came to Oregon from Russia in 2000 to attend college at Corban University in Salem, and decided to make the Willamette Valley his new home. His first job out of school was at Ultrex, and he’s never left. After starting in sales, Taras rose to Sales Manager and became a partner in 2019. It’s satisfying work. “I enjoy being able to solve problems for our customers,” he said, “and helping our staff succeed in their jobs.” Taras, with his wife of 17 years and three children, enjoy an active lifestyle of exercising, traveling, being involved with kids sports (gymnastics, basketball, dance), etc.