Bob is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.S. in General Studies and Marketing. He has recently retired from Roseburg Forest Products where he held the position of National Sales Manager for the Engineered Wood Products (EWP) start-up business unit for the last 12 years. Prior to that he had 19 years of experience with Weyerhaeuser Trus Joist in the EWP business and prior to that had management experience in the grocery, cabinet, building, remodeling and lumber industries. His responsibilities with both companies required thorough knowledge of the industry including the sales and marketing of value-added products, strategic planning, product development, promotion, negotiation, and financial management.
SCORE clients benefit from Bob’s ability to logically and creatively consider business ideas and challenges. Common sense, business acumen, and a lively sense of the possible direct his thinking. He feels entrepreneurs must establish and articulate strong and positive visions, goals and objectives for the businesses they hope to create, then must passionately apply faith, focus and follow-through in order to succeed-- while factoring the "realities" of the manufacturing, distribution and marketing issues.
In his free time he enjoys, exercising, gardening (landscaping), reading and spending time with his family. He is a certified “duffer” at the game of golf.