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Bob is a Senior Business Strategist for Generational Consulting Group providing leadership and coaching for CEOs of small business entrepreneurs and middle market companies. He spent 14 years in the corporate world creating strategic plans for public companies and then founded his first company with a strategic plan that was successful in receiving the necessary funds to start and grow the company.

During the past 30 years, Bob has founded and operated two manufacturing companies, including an architectural millwork and an integrated metals manufacturer.  He has also led five business service companies included merchandising research, tele-research, marketing/graphic design, and a consortium of designers. He has personally been involved with buying and selling 12 companies.  He founded Strategy International as an international business consultancy and formed a consortium of consultants.

Bob has crafted over 250 Strategic Growth Plans for 100 companies ranging in size from $1M to $1.8B in 14 different countries.

He has an MBA from Northern Illinois University in marketing and finance and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He has also served as a board advisor or board of director for seven companies. His affiliations are Institute of Management Consultants, Exit Planning Institute, Alliance of Corporate Growth, Alliance of Mergers and Acquisition Advisors and the Small Business Advisory Council.

Industry Experience:

Manufacturing - automotive,  air conditioning, air filtration, diesel engine components, fuel heaters, fuel injectors, handicapped lifts, liquid filtration, mufflers, people movers, recreational vehicles, suspension & brake parts, tire chains and windshield wiper.

Electronic Products - CD ROMs, clean room, filtration, computer hardware, electric & electronic switches and PC software.

Industrial Products - automation equipment, aluminum extrusions, blowers & fans, combustion burners, coolant filtration, electronic remote controls, gas processing, hydraulic products, industrial chemicals, industrial gases, inspection equipment, machine tools, mining machinery, natural gas filtration, plastic injection molding, precision cleaning equipment, precision metal stampings, remote controls for overhead cranes, robotic systems, integration steel chain & fittings, wire products and springs.

Medical Product - bio-medical, chemicals, dental disposables, medical devices, non-woven products & surgical procedure trays.

Professional Services - accounting firms, law practices, medical practices, investment bankers, insurance agency, software integrator, marketing, consulting, custom software and development service.

Distribution - auto aftermarket, distribution, automotive repair shops, automotive aftermarket, automotive dealer, shop equipment, construction, fasteners, heating/plumbing products, industrial electronics, industrial fasteners and machine tools.

Printing & Publishing Media - business to business, catalogs, digital content, directories, direct marketing/materials/mail e-books, educational books, electronic, digital imaging, labels, prepress services, special interest magazines, STM journals, web offset & rotogravure and printing services.

Retail/Houseware/Hardware - athletic equipment, carpet care, cleaning/chemicals, consumer products & distribution, decorative packaging, DIY, fasteners, electrical tools, electronic components, energy management devices, hose clamps, lotions & oils, pet products, RV dealerships, spas and salons.

Telecommunications - broadband communication, cellular handsets, long distance services and PDA devices.

Construction - electric generation, general contractors, excavating, commercial HVAC, restoration and water mitigation.‚Äč