The REA Team
Bob graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1973 with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Chemical Engineering. After working in the pulp and paper industry for two years, Bob returned and earned a Master's degree in Business Administration. He went on to gain extensive and successful design engineer and project manager experience with large capital projects. Bob then became Manager of Engineering and Utilities at a fully integrated consumer products tissue mill in British Columbia where he furthered his knowledge of water treatment, wastewater treatment, steam systems, and boiler house operations.
Bob was recruited as Vice President of Engineering and Projects for Glegg Water Conditioning (now G.E. Water) and helped the company on its path to doubling the size of the company. Key clients included Intel, Mead Paper, and other Fortune 500 companies. He went on to become a key technical resource for high purity water and wastewater treatment for Hewlett-Packard's US and international operations. In addition, he has been a founding partner of an industrial piping and fabrication company focused on heavy industry.
In total, Bob has over 35 years of experience that ranges from detailed engineering, construction management, senior operations management with Fortune 500 companies, as well as hands-on project management, procurement and specialized process engineering capabilities for the food, semiconductor and pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, and waste treatment industry sectors.
Larry graduated from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon in 1973 with a B.Sc. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Since his formal education, he has accumulated 37 years of multifaceted experience ranging from corporate management to new business (personal) endeavors. Successes were revealed by his continual progression from operational engineering (engineering management) assignments through corporate assignments ranging from new product/technology genesis plus acquisitions/divestitures and start up and the successful operation of a private company. Organizational objectives focused on increasing operating margins through innovative manufacturing technologies, optimizing logistics of multiple production locations, new product category development, international product applications, environmental evaluations and action plans, patenting of product process and technologies.
As an entrepreneur, Larry established an operating company with heavy focus on process industry engineering, project management, acquisitions, intellectual property development, business and working capital optimization, profitability enhancement, energy management and utilization as well as execution of new product family categories. Additionally, he interfaces with senior management in the determination of applicability of tactical company strategies in support of long-term business strategy, with the current focus in the food and fine chemical industries.