Pole/Zero Corporation is proud to honor President, Robert G. Schumacher, Jr. being named Ernst Young Entrepreneur of Year in technology category for South Central Ohio & Kentucky.
This prestigious award recognizes outstanding businessmen and women all over the world. As president of Pole/Zero Corporation, Bob relies on three principles for success; evolution, empowerment, and perseverance.
"Evolution every day, revolution once in awhile."This philosophy has helped mold Pole/Zero from an unrecognized face in the industry, to a leading provider of co-site mitigation products.Bob began his career at Pole/Zero in 1993 as a design engineer, specializing in RF system design.
Shortly after his
became responsible for leading a team of engineers and technicians.His
leadership qualities coupled with his
engineering experience was what set him apart from others.Bob
led several technical programs that would prove to be the â€˜leg up' that Pole/Zero needed to strengthen their customer base and expand their product portfolio.
In the late 1990's Bob's experience and leadership was put to the test.He
led the Pole/Zero technical team to bid on and accept two contracts, which had a booking value greater than Pole/Zero's revenue.Competing companies considered much of the technical performance impossible; however, Pole/Zero created a design to solve the problem and meet the customers expectation for cost and performance.The development team successfully completed the task over a two year period, and the products Eagle and Falcon were born.As a result of the new cutting-edge design, many competitors left the market, saying they simply can't compete with Pole/Zero
.Gene Janning, founder of Pole/Zero Corporation recognized the technical and managerial talent that Bob demonstrated, and offered him the responsibility of managing the entire company.