Bob had over thirty years of progressively responsible experience in corporate financial management. The majority of that time was with Hughes Aircraft Company, with time spent as CFO of four divisions with revenue ranging from $200M to $2B. During the Reagan years when defense spending was launching its meteoric ascent, he established and managed a wholly owned subsidiary created to handle the expanding workload.
After the acquisition of Hughes by General Motors, Bob was selected to partake in setting up and managing a Hughes-Delco Electronics joint venture whose mission was to create commercial automotive products based upon Hughes military products and expertise. The most highly recognizable of these products was an adaption of military aircraft radar that was transformed into the collision avoidance radar systems that today are employed on many vehicles.
After retirement in 2001, his activities included involvement in venture capital, with businesses ranging from a mining company to an independent movie production company. Other activities included counseling and assisting start up businesses with business planning, financial and marketing. Spare time activity included owning and operating a martial arts school.
Bob’s community involvement has included serving nine years on the Board of the Arizona Blood Program of the American Red Cross, with four years as Chairman of the Board. He also was actively engaged with the School to Work Program in a Tucson area inner-city high school, and he served as Vice-President of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of California, San Diego.