Engineering Manager
Bechtel Corporation
Miami, Florida

BS ChE 1981, University of Missouri-Rolla

Bob started with the Pritchard Corporation (now part of Black & Veatch) as a Process Design Engineer following graduation. Later, he worked for Procter & Gamble as a Maintenance Manager. Since 1990, Bob has worked for Bechtel and through progressive responsibilities his projects have taken him around the United States, as well as stints living in Mexico and Egypt. His work has been in the business lines of oil, gas, chemical, and power.

Currently, Bob is an Engineering Manager on an update project on a nuclear power plant.  This is the sixth largest power plant in the United States.  The vitrified waste is turned into glass for subsequent safe, long-term storage in the national nuclear waste repository. This facility is being built at the Hanford Engineer Works.

He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the National Fire Protection Association, the American Nuclear Society, the American Society for Engineering Management, the Project Management Institute, Tau Beta Pi, and Alpha Chi Sigma. Bob serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alpha Chi Sigma Educational Foundation. He is listed in Who's Who in Engineering, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.

In support of the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Bob joined the Order of the Golden Shillelagh in 1998. He has served the Corporate Development Council as Chair of the Benchmarking Team and later, the Distance Learning Team. He is a member of the Chemical Engineering Advisory Council and has served on its Board of Directors.  He currently serves as chair of the membership committee.  Bob currently resides in Richland, Washington. Bob was inducted into the Academy in 2004.