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Robert L. Gardner

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Background Information

Employment History

President and Chief Executive Officer

Barge America

President

Originals Online Ltd

Investor and Consultant

Originals Online Ltd

Vice President

Alter Barge Lines

Vice President

Flowers Transportation

Affiliations

Founder
Barge America

Founder
Originals Online Ltd

Education

Vanderbilt University

multiple degrees

Industrial Technology and Mathematics

Western Kentucky University

Web References (17 Total References)


Management - Barge America

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Robert L. Gardner, Founder, President & CEO

Bob's business philosophy is simple - embrace change and success will follow. With
over 50 years of experience, from the deck to the boardroom, Gardner knows that success stems from the ability to innovate, adapt and expand. Born in Smithland, Kentucky, Robert Gardner attended Vanderbilt University, later graduating from Western Kentucky University with multiple degrees in Industrial Technology and Mathematics, before joining Cargo Carriers in Louisiana. There, Gardner worked in every facet of operations, including, dispatching, maintenance, supervision and fuel operations. He went on to serve as Vice President of Alter Barge Lines and Flowers Transportation. Gardner later moved into the role of President of Conti Carriers and Terminals, Inc., a subsidiary of Continental Grain, and Dakota Barge Service. After orchestrating the sale of Conti to ACBL, Robert joined them as Vice President of Special Projects and Business Development, focusing on international affairs.
In addition to his diverse work history, Gardner holds his ninth USCG issue of a Master of towing Vessels and First Class Pilot of Steam or Motor Vessels of any gross tons and is in the process of renewing for his 10th issue. In addition, Robert served as a private consultant, industry advocate and as a member of several boards of directors. In 1998 Gardner formed Barge America and launched a novel barge-leasing concept that expanded into an assorted portfolio of businesses.
In Gardner's long and diverse career, he has practiced most all of the processes that exist between Carriers, Shippers and Federal Agencies. He was a member of The American Waterways Operators for 45 contiguous years, registered US lobbyist for three years and led an aggressive media campaign as an advocate of the barge and towing industry for two years.
Gardner says: "I can't believe it, but; I likely possess more end to end experience in the inland barge industry than any other living person."


marine related business, specialty floating equipment, barge, barges, barge shipping

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Bob Gardner serves as President of Originals Online, Ltd., a U.S. subsidiary of Originals Online Limited of Bermuda. For more..... www.originalsonline.com

Through the services of Barge America's founder and CEO Robert Gardner, it offers over 45 years of expertise as an expert witness and consultant.
Barge America maintains strategic alliances with brokers that specialize in marine equipment outside BA's core expertise. Those alliances truly make Barge America your one stop shop for all maritime needs.
Barge America, through its CEO Robert Gardner and affiliation with Tom McKiernan of Hardstone Capital, LLC, is a leading resource for businesses seeking introductions to financial and strategic investors.


Originals Online - Electronic Secure Transactions

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Robert L. Gardner President, Originals Online Ltd., the U.S. subsidiary Of Originals Online Limited of Bermuda

Bob Gardner brings with him over 40 years of experience in the barge industry.From deck to boardroom, he has worked in every facet of operations, including traffic, maintenance, vessels and petroleum operations plus served as President and Vice President of several major barge companies.After three years as Vice President of Special Projects and Business Development with ACBL (American Commercial Barge Line LLC), Gardner formed Barge America in 1999 and launched a novel barge-leasing concept that has expanded into an assorted portfolio of business interests.
Known for his love of technology and creative solutions, Bob first joined Originals Online as an investor and consultant in 2000.He was instrumental in providing the leadership in establishing the Originals Online System within the U.S. barge industry.His knowledge of common issues between Congress, industry, U.S. Coast Guard, and mariners is a decided asset for the company.


Contact - Barge America

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Bob Gardner: bobgardner@bargeamerica.com


Company - Barge America

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Through the services of Barge America's founder and CEO Robert Gardner, it offers over 50 years of expertise as an expert witness and consultant.

Barge America maintains strategic alliances with operators and brokers that specialize in marine equipment outside BA's core expertise. Those alliances truly make Barge America your one stop shop for all maritime needs.
BA, through its CEO Robert Gardner and affiliation with Tom McKiernan of Hardstone Capital, LLC, is a leading resource for businesses seeking introductions to financial and strategic investors.

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