Bob has 46 years of experience in heavy manufacturing, primarily in the steel industry. Bob started his career as a trainee at Lukens Steel Company after serving three years as an officer in the USMC. He worked his way up the corporate ladder becoming President of the Company. After leaving Lukens, he served as CEO of two separate steel companies; first, Gulf States Steel in Alabama, followed by Jindal Steel in Texas. Bob is currently COO and part owner of ARTCO Group International, which operates steel service centers and fabrication facilities in Houston, Texas and Hannibal, Ohio. Bob has a BS degree from SUNY Oswego, and an MBA degree from Widener University.