2017

Get to Know Bill Aimutis

What positions have you previously held leading up to your current role?
  • R&D Manager – Chr. Hansen’s Biosystems
  • VP of Research – Protein Technology, a subsidiary of the New Zealand Dairy Board
  • Sr. Director of R&D – Kerry Ingredients
  • VP of Operations – Land O’Lakes
  • VP of Dairy Foods R&D – Land O’Lakes
  • Director – Global Food Research – Cargill

 

What initially sparked your interest in the life science industry?

I loved everything about biology and had a great high school teacher.

 

Which leader in life science do you most look up to? 

Jonas Salk.

 

What advice do you have for anyone pursuing a career in life science? 

Have passion and tenacity for what you do.  Be curious!  Do not be afraid to take a risk.

 

What do you do in your spare time? 

I love to fish!

 
What's your favourite Canadian dish? 

I love fresh walleye from a Canadian lake.

 
What do you most value in your friends? 

They will be there in my time of need.

 
Which talent would you most like to have?

To be better at fly fishing.

 
What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I am married to a wonderful woman that I’ve known for 40 years, and have two great sons!

 
Which living person do you most admire?

My wife, my 82-year-old mother, and my 95-year-old mother-in-law!

 

Who are your heroes in real life? 

John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Gen. George S. Patton, and William R. Aimutis, Sr. Living heroes include the men and women that defend our freedom!

 

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