Bob rourke



Bob has over 40 years of industry experience working in mills and on the supplier side of the business.


Educational background includes:

  • BS in Wood Science - University of Maine

  • MS in Wood Science  - University of Maine

  • MBA - University of Maine

  • 5th Year Pulp and Paper Certificate- University of Maine

  • Life member of the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation, membership committee member and TAPPI member.  

  • Guest lecturer for 11 years – Univ of Maine Chem E Dept.


Professional Experience includes:

  • 18 Years with Precision Roll Grinders as National Sales and Marketing manager serving the Pulp and Paper, Nonwoven Textiles, Plastics, Metals, Food, Rubber, Turbine (wind, hydro, etc.) and Forest Products Industries.  Personally knows many key managers in each of these industries from the operating floor to senior management.

  • 16 Years with Weavexx and Niagara Lockport Industries as VP of Sales and Marketing.    Responsible for sales in North/South America for industrial woven and nonwoven textiles.  Developed international sales in Tissue and Towel markets to become the No 1 supplier in these markets and the most profitable division.  Awarded top sales honors in four North American regions.

  • 6 years with Boise Cascade, Corp as superintendent on fine paper, tissue and coated paper mills (including carbonless paper development).   Also served as the college recruiting coordinator for two west coast mills along with his work experience in:

Paper mill

Pulp mill

Stock preparation

QC Lab

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