Bob holds a degree in Engineering and an MBA. He has been with United Airlines for 35 years. Bob developed a fuel purchasing strategy that he has been actively implementing. In 1986 Bob founded United Aviation Fuels Corp., a wholly owned jet fuel trading company that sold term jet fuel supply contracts to 35 other airlines, transported jet fuel, traded , and imported jet fuel to the U.S. Bob founded airline consortia and corporations that maintain and operate airport fuel distribution systems at LAX, SFO, and IAD. He also was responsible for the construction of the on-airport fuel systems built at HNL, ORD, and DEN. Bob is currently the President of the Honolulu Fuels Facility Corp., the IADFUELS Corp., the LAXFUEL Corp., the Denver Fuel Committee and the SFOFUELS Corp. Bob has served as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the IATA Fuel Trade Group and is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of the ATA Energy Council. Bob has been responsible for the annual purchase and distribution of over $12 billion of jet fuel. Bob currently serves as Chairman of Fueling California, a California non-profit organization that provides a united voice for responsible major energy consumers, on public policies that impact the cost, supply, content, and availability of essential fuels and promotes the development and use of alternative fuels.