Bob has successfully led and contributed to the management and operation of several airlines during his 30 years in the industry. He was most recently Executive Vice President-Operations, for AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines. He also served as Senior Vice President-Technical Operations, American Airlines; Chief Operations Officer, American Eagle; President and CEO, Canadian Regional Airlines; President and CEO, Reno Air; Vice President of Flight Operations, Midway Airlines; and Vice President of Flight Operations, Air Florida.
He graduated first in his class in the United States Air Force pilot training program and served as a pilot flight examiner. He holds FAA Air Transport Pilot Ratings for Douglas DC-9/MD-80 and Boeing 737 series aircraft and has accumulated over 10,000 hours as a commercial pilot.
Bob is an honors graduate from the California State Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering and received his master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. He is a member of the President’s Council of the California State Polytechnic University and has served as a board member on numerous aviation, civic and charitable organizations.