Bob is now retired after 40 years in marketing and sales management. Early in his career he spent 10 years in commercial aviation with ARC, the Cessna Avionics subsidiary; and RCA Aviation Systems. He was a licensed commercial pilot and ultimately a Marketing Manager with RCA.
His later positions Included Vice President Marketing and Sales AMF Harley Davidson; Vice President Marketing TruckStops of America; Senior Vice President/General Manager Ryder Fleet Control Services; Senior Vice President, Executive Director, Verex Assurance Corporation and President Gray Line Worldwide.
He graduated from the University of Southern California, with a BS Degree in Business Administration with a major in marketing; and also completed the Strategic Marketing Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Prior to his business career he also proudly served for six years in the United States Marine Corps and was Honorably discharged as a Corporal (E-4).
Bob and his wife Jonnie live in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. They have two sons, Jaron an executive in Texas; and Steven a SPC in the US Army stationed in Germany. Steve’s wife Alli and granddaughter Grace live nearby in Winston Salem.
A partial list of additional training:
Two Rivers Technologies: Mastering Telecommunications
Hogan Center for Performance Excellence: Executive Leadership
National Tour Foundation: Certified Tour Professional (CTP)
American Advertising Federation: Advanced Marketing and Advertising
Ryder System: Senior Management Program
Burger King Corporation: Associate in Restaurant Operations
American Management Association: Advertising Management, Advanced Advertising Management, Corporate Public Relations Management, Field Management of Salesmen, Executive Course in Sales Management, Executive Course in Marketing Management