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Specializing in industry-funded research in the physical sciences.
As an Industry Contracts Manager, Kirt develops, negotiates and administrates industry-funded contracts for Oregon State University. Arriving most recently from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was a subcontracts manager, Kirt brings 15 years of industry experience in research and development-related contracts. Kirt began his career in Tokyo, Japan working as a licensing contracts specialist for Fuji Xerox and has also worked as a supplier and contracts manager for Xerox Corporation in Wilsonville, Oregon.
A native of Oregon, Kirt graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon and has a Master of Arts degree in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Currently, Kirt is finishing his MBA from Marylhurst University. He also holds professional certifications from the National Contract Manager Association as a Certified Federal Contracts Manager and from the Institute for Supply Management as a Certified Purchasing Manager.