A seasoned business executive, Bob brings many years of C level management with world-class companies such as GE, NORTEL, Commodore Computers and Acklands.
After a successful career, for the past 25 years, Bob has been directing business advisory activities for his own organization, Robert H Lane and Associates Inc., a group that provides innovative, creative problem solving and operational assistance to senior management. Clients include domestic and international groups involved in manufacturing, distribution, utility services, construction of commercial building, providers of communication & computers services, technology start-ups and Government agencies.
Recent projects have been focused upon the role and deployment of ‘smart meters’ for residential and commercial management of electrical energy as well as development and deployment of both residential and commercial intelligence associated with lighting, heating & cooling energy management systems, security and communication platforms for the future. He applies first hand business experience and know how to helping business leaders identify their problems and develop/deploy solutions to move forward. His approach is always to be involved with project from start to finish
He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (BA Trinity) and Ivey School of Business (MBA) and serves on the advisory boards of several North American companies., that includes his role and involvement as chairman of Crew Inc.
GE Canada Electronic Division - As General Manager moved a financial losing component electronics manufacturing operation into a profitable distribution division.
NEDCO Canada – as Chairman & CEO grew the operations to be 1st in Canada. Orchestrated the sale to United Westburne when parent company decided to focus on telecom manufacturing.
Northern Telecom – managed the growth and development of Northern Telecom systems in Europe
Commodore Business Machines Inc –served as CEO for the successful introduction of the C64 home computer & Vic 20
Ontario Flower Growers – as interim General Manager salvaged the operations from bank over site to a highly profitable and successful floral supplier
Vineland New Jersey Co-operative – as interim General Manager restructured the major vegetable supplier in the North East USA
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