Troy grew up on a farm in western Iowa. After studying animal sciences at Iowa State University, he earned his master's degree in animal nutrition at the University of Minnesota. Then he went back to Iowa State University to earn his Ph.D in animal nutrition. Prior to working at QTI, Troy worked for a small pre-mix company and then a biotechnology company that made value-enhanced grains.
Dr. Brian Dirks
Dr. Dirks is a microbiologist living in Philadelphia, PA. He earned his undergrad degree at Delaware Valley University and his master's and Ph.D. from Drexel University. In November 2015, Brian Dirks, PhD came to QTI, Inc. From Eggland’s Best.
Dr. Miguel Ruano
Dr. Ruano is a poultry veterinarian who has worked for the poultry industry for more than 30 years. He earned his master's degree in avian medicine at the University of Georgia and has been working for QTI since 2017.
Dave discovered his passion for details as a commodity trader right out of college, joining QTI to manage the critical role of logistics management, working with customers, transportation vendors, warehouses and the QTI sales support team
Sam earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Stevenson University in Owings Mills, MD. Before joining QTI, Sam served in Poultry Technical Sales, where he fostered client relationships and generated customer trials. At QTI, Sam provides sales and technical support for producers, veterinarians, and nutritionists.
Joey brings over 14 ‐ years’ experience in production, product sales and account management to our
team. He has degrees from North Carolina State in Agricultural Management and Colorado State in Ag
Business. Joey and his family reside in the Goldsboro, NC area. At QTI, Joey focuses on sales and marketing of our key products to the turkey segment of the poultry industry.
Dr. Miloud Araba
Dr. Araba joined QTI in June 2020 as Poultry Nutritionist, Research & Technical Services, responsible for technical sales support with poultry producers, veterinarians and nutritionists as well as implementing field research on QTI existing and potential future products. Most recently he was with Syngenta.
Dr. Mark Blakley, DVM
Dr. Blakley joins QTI after serving with major players in the
animal health industry for more than 30 years, including as
corporate veterinarian with Butterball, LLC.
Dr. Blakley earned B.S. degrees in Zoology and Poultry
Science, and went on to earn his DVM degree from North
Carolina State University.