Company Description: The Ford Meter Box Company, established in 1898, is a privately-held manufacturer of over 30,000 different products for the waterworks distribution industry. The company operates over one million square feet of manufacturing space in two facilities located in Wabash, Indiana and Pell City, Alabama.
Experience Summary: Bob holds a marketing degree from Indiana University with a concentration in Japanese. Following a year abroad at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, he joined the Indiana Department of Commerce in 1988 coordinating the attraction of Japanese investment to the state. Bob later served five years as deputy director at the State of Indiana Japan Office in Tokyo assisting Indiana companies looking to export to Japan. In 1994, Bob joined The Ford Meter Box Company, Inc. to develop markets in Asia and Oceania. He now serves as a board director, vice president and export sales manager supervising the company’s international market development in over 65 countries.