Robert Arnold’s rise from standout engineer to president of Americas’ Business for a global company took far more than skill with formulas, blueprints and computers.
As an Executive Business Coach & Fusion Chair he wants to empower others with what it takes to develop a team motivated to pursue a shared vision, identify means for growing a business and, most important, to regularly and forthrightly measure performance against specific goals established by the team – as a team and by assigned responsibility.
He can contribute to team development, strategic planning, financial control, risk assessment and corporate governance because he has done that as a Main Board Director for UK-based Rotork PLC. Rotork provides controls to manage the flow of liquids, gases and powders for companies in the oil & gas, water and waste water, power, marine, mining, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries around the world. It is a Financial Times Stock Exchange 150 company with 28 manufacturing plants and 150 offices.
During Arnold’s time on Rotork’s Main Board the company’s share price has increased 860%. During his tenure as president of the company’s America’s business it developed and implemented aggressive business plans to grow both its manufacturing sites and sales infrastructure, adding seven acquisitions in the U.S. and operations in Mexico and Venezuela to its initial locations in Rochester, NY and Toronto, Canada.
In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Bucknell and a Master’s in Nuclear Engineering at Penn State, Arnold also studied global economics, strategy and leadership at the London Business School and Peer Perspectives Facilitator Training at the Edward Lowe Foundation.