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, became a partner in 2019 and purchased the business in 2021. He is excited about the value Ultrex adds to businesses and our community. “I enjoy being able to solve problems for our customers when it comes to their office equipment and workflows, ” he said, “and helping our staff succeed in their jobs and life.” Taras, with his wife Amber of 17 years and four children, enjoy an active lifestyle of exercising, traveling, being involved with kids sports and activities.