Bob Saunders

Vice President Business Development

I have been buying and selling machinery and equipment used in the chemical processing, plastics, packaging, and food and beverage industries for over 14 years. I have negotiated transactions for individual pieces, plant lines, complete operating plants, and ongoing businesses. I enjoy travel, and have conducted business globally. I believe that honesty and open communication are keys to building lasting relationships with clients on both a business and personal level. Closing a plant or business is not easy, and in these times, trust is crucial.

  • Tell me one of your pet peeves.
    Being late. I don't like to be late, and I respect other people's time.
  • If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve...
    Brioche french toast with bananas and maple syrup. I really don't need a holiday, but why not??
  • Cats or dogs?
    Dogs. While they need more attention than cats, they are always happy to see you.
  • If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be?
    I'd be in the islands. I like the beach and the ocean. Sometimes it's rough and sometimes it's calm.
  • If we went to happy hour, what would you order?
    A vodka martini straight up, with 3 blue cheese olives in a chilled glass.
  • Finish this sentence. On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me...
    Playing tennis
  • What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
    Fixing things. I like to think mechanically, and sometimes I'll take on a project just to fix something.
  • What are some causes you care about.
    Diabetic research. My daughter was diagnosed with Type-1 at 3. She just turned 20. It changed her life, and mine.
  • What would be your personal motto?
    If I can't say it to your face, then I don't say it.