Principal Chair / Owner
Bob was blessed with a unique 28-year corporate career that touched many aspects of business leadership. This included working for Ford Motor Company where only God could have orchestrated the 16-year path that took him from Database Programmer to Vehicle Line Manager for the Taurus/Sable Product Line. Along the way Bob became a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), earned his Master of Science degree in Engineering Management (Wayne State University), became certified in Lean Manufacturing and as a Six Sigma Quality ‘Black Belt.’ After much thought and prayer, Bob made the difficult decision to leave Ford Motor Company, joining Hyster-Yale Group where he spent the next six years, first as Director of Global Product Development Processes, Systems and Operations, and then as the Director of the Americas Warehouse Products Development Center. Prior to joining C12, Bob served as Vice President of Quality, Engineering and Continuous Improvement for TWG, a Dover Company.
Bob is thrilled with the opportunity to bring his passions together as the C12 Principal Chair for Northeast & North Central Florida! He has always had a passion for leadership and serving his Lord which has given him many opportunities to serve in church leadership capacities (e.g., Deacon, Teacher, Youth Leader, Small Group Leader). Bob also has a passion for workplace leadership, teaching, coaching and mentoring, having developed and delivered many training classes in Project Management, Change Management and Lean implementation. He is a student of Organizational Theory and tools (including DISC and Meyers-Briggs personality profiling and Emotional Intelligence/EQ tools) and has also facilitated numerous process improvement and Kaizen events. He has also served as Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University, teaching a Masters-level Project Management course. Because of Bob’s broad, hands-on experience with strategic and operational management methods, he has an expansive toolkit from which to draw upon to help businesses achieve their desired results.
Bob splits his time between Ocala and St. Simons Island where he and his wife, Sandy, live with their youngest son Harrison. Their oldest daughter, Brooke, graduated from Auburn University and is now serving in campus ministry at Oxford College in Oxford Georgia and is married to her husband Robert who has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University and is a Christian Mental Health Counselor. Their oldest son Trent graduated from Valdosta State University in Georgia, with a major in Finance and is using that knowledge to work his way into franchise ownership. Their middle son Jack is studying at Florida State College – Jacksonville.
Bob enjoys time with his family, outdoor activities, tennis, golf, running, reading and walking their Black Lab, Vader, as in Darth.
Bob was blessed with a unique 28-year corporate career that touched many aspects of business leadership. This included working for Ford Motor Company where only God could have orchestrated the 16-year path that took him from...