Robert P. Kocher, P.E.
President and Chief Executive Officer / Houston / Tampa
Bob Kocher is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He also holds a Master’s degree in business administration received from Georgia State University.
Mr. Kocher has a diversified background including experience in retail, manufacturing, consulting, business development and business startups. Mr. Kocher has extensive management and engineering experience in the area of design, quality control, and high volume production operations. Bob has taken products from concept into production and client acceptance. His background includes the development and testing of new products that verify reliability, quality, and product performance. Mr. Kocher’s comprehensive skills also encompass the implementation of techniques enabling him to evaluate product integrity without subjecting the product to damaging tests. In addition, Mr. Kocher has experience in computer product modeling which allows him to predict product performance. While at Rimkus Consulting Group Bob performed product failure investigations and became sought out for his expertise in commercial trucking systems including the reconstruction and analysis of commercial vehicle accidents.
Bob is known for his ability to recognize markets of opportunity and early trends in the industries served and implement programs and services that position the company to become a leader in those segments. Bob enjoys playing guitar and saxophone and relaxes by fishing and exercising. Bob has a passion for improving the opportunities of children impacted by abuse and neglect volunteering as a guardian ad litem (CASA) for the State of Florida and actively supporting the establishment of the first comprehensive rehabilitation facility on the State of Florida for children and teenagers subjected to human trafficking.