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About Us

Vaut & Associates specializes in bringing together teams of selected international experts for each assignment, often drawing on local expertise and third country specialists to assemble the most successful and cost effective solutions and strategies.

Vaut & Associates personnel have provided services for a variety of projects in:


Strategic Planning

Operations Management

Financial Analysis and Accounting

Supply Chain Management and Raw Material Procurement

Market Research and Market Development

Management Assessment and Recruitment

Sales and Distribution

Crop and Livestock Production

Process Technology

Engineering and Plant Design

Logistics and Storage


Gregory A. Vaut, Managing Principal

Mr. Vaut has over thirty years experience in the international food industry and agribusiness.  Since 1991 he has served as an advisor to management and owners of major European, U.S. and Asian agro-industry and FMCG companies on assignments involving strategic planning, company turnaround and restructuring, acquisitions, and new business and market development.  He has also served as an advisor to multinational institutions and governments on a wide range of economic and development issues and has consulted to non-profit and nongovernmental organizations in the USA and abroad.  Mr. Vaut has held senior executive positions in the international divisions of two Fortune 500 food companies and line management responsibilities in commercial food processing and agricultural production, both in the USA and abroad.  He has been professionally active in over forty countries.  Mr. Vaut has been:

  • An advisor to the boards and shareholders of four major Central European food companies.

  • Interim CEO of a Central European meat processing company as part of a turnaround assignment for a European client

  • "Shadow" CEO in the restructuring and turnaround of one of the largest Central European FMCG companies

  • CEO of the Foundation for the Development of Polish Agriculture, he built the country’s most important private farm inputs distribution business, supplying animal feeds, plant protection products, and farm equipment.  He was also founder of the Jamaica Agricultural Development Foundation, a successful agribusiness venture capital organization.

  • Leader of feasibility studies and due diligence assignments for investments in the USA and abroad, and has managed technical services programs and projects.

  • Manager of manufacturing and processing operations in the USA, Central Europe, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Mr. Vaut completed course work for a Ph.D. in agricultural economics at the University of Minnesota, and holds an M. S. in food and resource economics from the University of Massachusetts and a B. A. in political science from the University of Oklahoma.

Other Staff

Other staff are recruited from a multinational roster of experts, based on the particular requirements of any assignment, with the objective of assembling for a client the best skilled and most cost effective team.