Robert has been president and chief executive officer of Cascade Corporation since 1996. He served as president and chief operating officer of Cascade Corporation from 1993 to 1996 and vice president of Marketing since 1990. He joined Cascade Corporation in 1972 and held various marketing and manufacturing positions. He has been a director of Cascade Corporation since 1982 and ESCO Corporation, since 1986. Robert is involved in many community organizations, including Catlin Gabel School Foundation Board, Portland Alano Club Board, Arlington Club, and Multnomah Athletic Club.