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General management executive with key global experiences in business development, sales, marketing, finance and operations. Significant international, finance and IT experience. Interested in building a global business.

Work experience

May 2000Jun 2008

VP / General Manager Display Systems

Richardson Electronics
Strategic Business Unit Manager for a $100m display products unit with over 200 employees globally. Responsible for development and implementation of annual sales and expense plans and three year long-range plans, development of overall sales and marketing strategy. Identified and integrated three key acquisitions for the group. Spent six months in Germany to restructure and integrate acquisition as European operations center. Restructured North American and European sales and marketing organizations .
Jun 1996May 2000

Business Unit Manager, Display Products

Richardson Electronics
Established new business unit within the Display Systems Group to market industrial and medical displays worldwide, growing sales from zero to $15m. Responsible for sales and expense budgeting as well as global inventory levels. Developed new global vendor relationships and distribution agreements, product marketing programs for use in worldwide offices, and trained existing sales force on new products and markets.
Jul 1994Jun 1996

International Operations Manager

Richardson Electronics
Based out of Amsterdam, Netherlands, initiated project to investigate third-party warehousing alternatives in Europe to act as central distribution facility. Managed European logistics for all territories and interfaced with sales operations between Europe and corporate office. Responsible for European marketing operations and market research in concert with regional sales management
Apr 1993Jul 1994

Regional Sales Manager

Richardson Electronics
Established and managed an international sales territory where we had no direct presence, including Eastern Europe, Africa, India/Pakistan, Australia/New Zealand. Created a network of local sales agents and representatives throughout the territory and managed a direct support sales force to sell the company’s products, growing sales from $1m to $5m.
Sep 1989Apr 1993

Corporate Development Manager, Europe

Richardson Electronics
Relocated to Europe to reorganize and manage Italian acquisition, opened a sales office in Northern Italy, and developed a comprehensive logistics roadmap for transition to European Union in 1992. Responsible for marketing operations for European regional management. Was awarded the company's top achievement award for developing a cost-effective inventory replenishment system for the European warehouses.
Oct 1987Sep 1989

International Operations Specialist

Richardson Electronics
Developed and integrated foreign acquisitions and startups to company's processes and systems.


Kevin Reilly

“Working alongside Robert has been a treasured experience. His tenaciousness when grappling with a problem, his integrity amidst adversity, his intelligence and analysis focused on a customer's need, and his wit and charm at all times - these make him a valued colleague and a good friend. He has twice taken fledgling business ideas and turned them into full-blown successes. On more than one occasion he has worked abroad despite the uncertainty of the outcome. Robert delivers on his promises.” 

Kevin Reilly, SVP - CIO, Richardson Electronics, LTD.worked with Robert at Richardson Electronics





Business & Italian Language

Universita di Bologna

Marquette University High School



Six Sigma Green Belt

Chicago Deming Association - Six Sigma Masters Program