joined Howard Industries to focus on developing new business opportunities. He brings 24
years of manufacturing experience as the former President of a mid-west $100 million
sub-fractional private motor company.
Bob began his career as a Sales Manager and quickly realizing the potential to grow the
company embarked on developing new product lines, both internally and externally through
In 1993 he teamed up with Howard Industries to obtain capital and strategic support to focus
on continuing to build the company. Several years later, he further expanded the product line
into the HVAC market through acquisition. Under his leadership the company grew from $18 million in
revenues in 1985 to $100 million in 1999.
Bob utilizes his relationships in the business community and many years of manufacturing experience
to develop new investment opportunities. He is active in ensuring operational excellence at the
investment portfolio companies and serves on the boards of Comair Rotron and Pioneer Bank of