Bob is President and CEO at Sunrise. Over the last 30 years Bob has led school bus companies big and small, including Laidlaw Education Services, the biggest in North America at the time. He has experience developing strategic plans that have resulted in numerous acquisitions for the school bus companies he has led. His track record in the contracting business has delivered high contract renewal rates, strong morale among his staff and drivers, and solid service performance in the increasingly demanding special needs arena. Bob has successfully partnered with suppliers to move to computerized routing, GPS locating, on board cameras and improved communications with parents to significantly improve the safety of the students his companies transport daily.
Bob was named 2016 Contractor of the Year by School Bus Fleet for his dedication to safe transportation for students and his leadership in the industry. He also earned NSTA’s Golden Merit Award in the 1990s and currently serves on NSTA’s board as an at-large director. Bob holds his MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and his B.S. degree from the University of Dayton. He currently resides with his wife in Naperville, IL and is active in his church community and enjoys golfing with friends and family.