Any organization is only as good as the individuals that comprise it’s members.
Not only does Fiber ProTector® embrace this philosophy, we firmly believe it to be our greatest asset. From Generational Carpet Manufacturer to Norwegian Special Forces, we believe it is the unique nature of our individual backgrounds that make our team so well suited to provide the most outstanding products and service experience possible! Collectively we have over 160 years of high end textile experience, with 94 years of applied chemistry and textile protection products.
Born in Norfolk Virginia, Devin grew up traveling up and down the east coast. He has lived in many states from Florida to Alaska and quite a few in between. Devin's adventurous spirit has taken him around the world spanning careers from Commercial fishing, Bush aircraft mechanic, film and television, sailing, and a near 20 year career as an Aircraft Interior Designer for Custom V.I.P Jet Interiors for some very recognizable names. During this career he realized that interior textiles were not being cared for and preserved properly, and were being prematurely replaced due to poor maintenance. His passions turned to preserving textiles specifically in the aviation environment and he never looked back. Paul V'Soske introduced Fiber ProTector to Devin back in 2005 and he has been using it ever since. Devin, his wife Rachel and two daughters moved to Boise in 2008 and have been enjoying all that Idaho has to offer since.
Devin holds IICRC and Woolsafe Certifications, an Airframe and Powerplant license from the FAA, and runs Fiber Specialties, Fiber ProTector's Applicator and Boutique Rug Shop in Boise Idaho.
Jim is from South Louisiana, where the art of descriptive storytelling is a time-honored tradition. Jim is proud to have served his country as a U.S. Army Special Operations Communication Specialist with the 109th Military Intelligence Group ( Airborne Scout) and as an oversees contractor for the U.S. Dept of Defense.
Jim’s love of people and his need for a fast-paced, exciting, and merit-driven vocation naturally led him to a career in sales and marketing. He has spent the last 25 years working for and with some of the most successful, high-end textile restoration and protection firms in the country. Jim’s accomplishments in this field has led to opportunities to share his experience both as a consultant and a speaker. Jim is a Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainer and a DISC Certified Trainer personally trained by Robert A. Rohm Ph.D. Jim lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife Rebekah and their little black cat Luna.
Vision and innovation have been the hallmarks of Paul V’Soske’s career as a carpet designer and manufacturer. His first professional commission was to design and build three original massive lobby carpets for the grand opening of the Yamasaki Century Plaza Hotel in 1965 at the age of 22. Subsequent commissions have included special carpets for US ambassadorial residences, corporations, institutions, business jets, homes and yachts world wide.
In 2004, after being introduced to Fiber Protector and with rigorous testing, it became a default procedure in Paul’s highly technical manufacturing process as an indispensable value added benefit for his customers. In Paul’s words, “No other technical improvement in our lifetime has been as significant as Fiber ProTector for extending the life cycle of our expensive and vulnerable hand tufted wool carpets".
Over ten years ago, Mr. V’Soske envisioned and facilitated the establishment of Fiber ProTector America in cooperation and partnership with Espen Vogt, the Norwegian founder. His continual invention of proprietary methodology and textural expression is what has defined his unique and original work as a textile artist and colorist for seven decades.
Fiber ProTector Norge and its flagship textile protection product was founded by Espen Johan Vogt. Growing up in Norway, Espen has always enjoyed the challenging outdoor environment of Skandinavia and had always been attentive to the proper textiles for clothing and gear. After finishing schooling with emphasis in chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics he joined the Norwegian Navy, received specialized diving education and proudly served in the Norwegian Naval Special Forces. After leaving the Navy, he spent some time in the early oil industry in Norway as a deep sea diver on the building of the North Sea Condeep oil platforms. Afterwards he spent the next 15 years in publishing sales and sales management. In the early 1990's he started to develop a product that could be applied to high end textiles in the aviation and marine industry that had a high level of performance while offering an environmentally friendly footprint.
Since then Fiber ProTector has become the #1 textile protection product in Europe. Espen has two daughters and spends most of his time traveling between countries visiting the many business relations that Fiber ProTector has around the World.
Derick Porter is a fifth generation Idahoan whose families lineage dates back to the early days of Idaho Statehood. Derick spent half a decade in the V.I.P. Aviation interior industry where his keen eye for detail led him to become highly specialized in the custom hand tufted carpeting and custom upholstery area of the industry. Now dedicated to his passion for rug cleaning he holds multiple certifications from the IICRC and Woolsafe and is continually attending classes, training events, and communicating with industry front runners to hone his craft and keep abreast of the latest trends and technologies in the industry.
Derick is Fiber ProTector's Application Specialist, as well as building and maintaining all of Fiber ProTector's equipment on site and for sale. Derick enjoys spending time with his daughter Lilly and keeping up with his favorite team, the Green Bay Packers.
Steve was born and raised in the Mile High City, Denver, Colorado. Spending a little over 30 years in the V.I.P. Aviation industry working in all aspects of the unique and challenging industry of refurbishing corporate jet Interiors. This career path brought him to Boise, Idaho in 2008 and the opportunity to work with Devin and Derick to developing the systems and procedures that have become the backbone of the Fiber ProTector organization.
Steve resides in the Boise area with his wife and enjoys spending time with his seven children and seven grandchildren camping, fly fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. Of course...Steve is a proud Denver Broncos fan! Steve serves as the Operations Manager for Fiber ProTector ensuring a great service experience is had by all of our valued clients.
“To provide unparalleled access to the world’s most technologically advanced, environmentally friendly Protection system"
RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: We care, and we we consistently evaluate our practices to reflect our ideals. One of the backbones of our product is to extend the useful life of textiles. By keeping carpeting, furniture and textiles out of landfills for longer periods, we feel our product makes a difference. We recycle, we reduce, and we reuse. We will always strive to be exemplary stewards of the earth.
HONESTY: We will not say things that are false. We will never deliberately mislead. We will be as candid as possible, openly and freely sharing information, as appropriate to the relationship.
TRUSTWORTHINESS: We will always approach clients and vendors with the intention of building strong foundations of trust for generations to come.
PROMISE-KEEPING: We will go to great lengths to keep our commitments. We will not make promises that can't be kept and we will not make promises on behalf of the Company unless we have the authority to do so.
COMMUNICATION: We will always keep open lines of communication with our associates, employees, clients and vendors.
LOYALTY: We will always keep in high regard the responsibility of the confidential and proprietary information entrusted to us.
FAIRNESS: We will create and follow a process and achieve outcomes that a reasonable person would call just, evenhanded and non-arbitrary.
RESPECT FOR OTHERS: We will honor and value the abilities and contributions of others, embracing the responsibility and accountability for our actions in this regard. We will never discriminate another human being for any reason.
COMPASSION: We will maintain awareness of the needs of others and act to meet those needs whenever possible. We will act in ways that are consistent with our commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
INTEGRITY: We will live up to Fiber ProTector of America’s ethical principles, even when confronted by personal, professional and social risks, as well as economic pressures.
DO THE RIGHT THING: When all else fails, We will always strive to Do The Right Thing.