As CEO, Robert is responsible for strategic direction, growth and organizational foundation of the company. In addition, Robert ensures all company efforts promote the spirit of Danforth’s vision, mission and core values.
Robert has nearly 30 years of mechanical industry experience including general contracting for mechanical systems, manufacturing and industry education. After graduating from the University of Florida, Robert began a career in the mechanical contracting industry as a District Sales Manager with Lochinvar Corporation in 1991.
Robert started with Danforth in business development in 1993 and moved into project management in 1995 where he managed such clients as General Motors, West Valley Nuclear Development Corporation, Nabisco Foods, Kaleida Health and various New York State public sectors.
In 2005, he was promoted to Vice President in charge of strategic direction and contract execution of project management. Robert became Executive Vice President in charge of company operations in 2010. In 2015, Robert was named the eighth President in Danforth’s history, and was subsequently named President & CEO in 2018. Robert currently serves as Danforth’s CEO, working in collaboration with the company’s Board of Directors to establish strategies, plans, and policies to maximize the company’s success and achieve target results across Danforth’s operations.
Robert currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) National Board of Directors. He is also a committee member and instructor for the MCAA Project Management Education Committee. He is a facilitator and instructor at the MCAA institute for Project Management as well as the Advanced Institute for Project Management. In addition, Robert is on the national UA/MCAA Strategic Planning Committee.
Robert also serves as a SMART Local 71 PH&W management trustee and a member of the Labor Negotiating committee.
Robert volunteers his time to local community and charity organizations such as Kaleida Health Foundation Board, WNY Make-A-Wish Advisory Board as well as volunteering for his children’s various activities.