Curtis is the Business Development & Innovations Manager at Yoshida Food International. He oversees Crater Lake Soda Company, Yoshida Foods Beverage Co-pack Customers and New Product Development and Markets.
Three A.S degrees in Laser Electro-Optics, Electronic Engineering Technology and General Science from Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN.
Curtis is currently in his 13th year at Yoshida Foods and 22nd year in the beverage Industry. Previously, he spent 20 years in the volatile world of High Tech Designed state-of-the-art laser and optics systems for military, industrial and consumer products.
Before my life at Yoshida:
Founder of Oregon Beverage Works (Merged with Yoshida Foods)
Co-packer of high-end non-alcoholic beverages
Founder of Crater Lake Soda (Purchased by Yoshida Foods)
Base on my Family soda recipes
Head Brewer and member of the management team Mt. Angel Brewery
XES Electro Optics Inc, Beaverton, OR
Owner and Director of Engineering.
Electro Scientific Industries, Portland, OR
Electro-Optics Engineer II.
Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, CA
Senior Research Engineer.
With all of these career changes, Curtis has managed to be married for 30 years to his wonderful wife Regina and has 2 boys. The oldest, a recent graduate of Mechanical Engineering from OIT and the youngest also a recent graduate of the University of Dayton who will soon finish his Masters degree in Communications Media. Hobbies of Curtis’ include Golfing, Hiking, Cooking and being in his yard.