Phil Vanderpol

President and CEO
Vitalus Nutrition Inc.

Phil Vanderpol grew up with Vanderpol’s Eggs Ltd., a local B.C. company with over 65 years of history. He has been president and CEO of Vitalus Nutrition since 1998 and was integral to developing the first milk protein concentrate/isolate plant in North America. Vanderpol is vice-chair of both the Dairy Processors Association of Canada and the Western Dairy Council.

GREATEST SUCCESS: “Growing the business 10-fold in 10 years.” LAST MEAL: “Favourite meal is a medium-rare steak, truffle mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.” BIGGEST LESSON: “In a business, vision and leadership is important but you won’t be successful without a rock-solid, committed team of people.” BUCKET LIST: “Own a cattle ranch.”