Bob graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in agriculture in 1978. Shortly thereafter, he began his career with the Office of Indiana State Chemist as a field inspector. In 1983, he took over the auditing duties with the office. In 1990 the chief auditor and chief Inspector position were combined and he assumed both those duties. In 1988 he completed his M.S. in Public Policy and Public Administration from Purdue. In 2000, he was promoted to feed administrator. Bob has been active in AAFCO since 1992. In 1994 he hosted the first AAFCO feed inspector training at Purdue.
Bob is married to his wonderful wife Melissa. Their youngest of four children is a junior in high school this year. Bob enjoys the outdoors, college football and basketball, collecting animation art and decoy carving.