Robert W. Knopik began his business career at Inland Steel Industries (ISI), a $5 billion steel manufacturer and metals distributor. Over a 27-year career Bob held many commercial positions in Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Economic Analysis and Strategic Planning at Inland Steel Company. He developed the business plan for the formation of Inland International Incorporated, ISI’s global materials management company, and served as its Chief Operating Officer.
In addition to his corporate experience, Mr. Knopik has also led teams in entrepreneurial environments as President of an apparel embellishment company. After exceeding his contracted assignment there, he joined a large executive search firm where he learned the search business prior to founding The Leadership Search Group in 2000.
Bob has had considerable experience in organizing, facilitating, and leading teams in multicultural environments where he has developed and improved global operating, marketing, sales and organizational effectiveness strategies. He has integrated acquired business units on an international scale and has managed change in both growth and turn-around circumstances. Additionally, he has created human resource assessment techniques proven effective in the development of many international and domestic business units.
Bob graduated from Drake University and completed the Executive MBA Program at the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. He currently serves as an independent director on the board of the largest steel rack manufacturer in the country and has also participated in industry trade association boards and community and golf club boards. Bob and his wife, Penelope, an international flight attendant for American Airlines, reside in North Barrington, Illinois and La Quinta, California. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.
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