Bob joined the Trust Company of America Board of Directors in 2013. Bob most recently served as the Chief Marketing Officer of the 3M Company, a $30B global corporation.
Bob began his career with 3M in the medical and surgical division as division engineer. He then went on to work for several years in Product Development and was eventually appointed sales leader for 3M’s medical and surgical division. Bob continued to assume significantly greater roles until becoming the leader for 3M’s medical division. In 1999, he was appointed managing director of 3M Italy, which he led until returning to the US to become one of 20 top corporate officers in the company with global responsibility for government and regulatory affairs, administration, aviation, and the development and execution of the 3M Innovation Center, together with serving as the company’s Global Chief Marketing Officer.
Bob has served on the Executive Committee of the US Chamber of Commerce, was President of the 3M Foundation, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the National Board Member of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
Bob has a Masters degree in bio engineering from the University of Minnesota, in addition to an MBA.