Robert R. Patton | President and CEO
Robert R. Patton (Bobby) was appointed CEO of Patton Electronics Company in January 2009, having already been responsible for the company operations as President since January 1, 2000. Bobby's primary responsibility is to oversee and deliver on company performance bringing particular attention to product strategy and customer satisfaction. Bobby is focused on building the Patton culture to be ever more responsive to customer needs, new technologies and market dynamics amidst a very volatile economy.
Bobby has held a number of positions since co-founding Patton in 1984 with his brothers. Before becoming President Bobby was Vice President of Engineering, where he drove all activities related to Patton's product development effort. He shaped the organization to introduce dozens of new products every year throughout the '90s. In the early years of the company Bobby's focus was on Sales and Technical Services.
A graduate of the University of Maryland, Bobby earned a degree in Computer Science from the University's Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Engineering (now the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS)).
Bobby has strong interest in education and has served as a member of the Capitol Technology University Advisory Boards for both Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering; a member of the York College Engineering and Computer Science Industry Partners; and Chairman of External Advisory Board for the Montgomery College GT STEP STEM Program.
Bobby is active on the Montgomery County Executive's Business Advisory Group, was appointed by Goversnor Hogan to the Maryland Manufacturing Advisory Board, and was appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce to serve a four year term on the Maryland-DC District Export Council, working closely with the US Department of Commerce Commercial Service.
Bobby has served on the Young Life Washington Metropolitan Regional Board. In his free time, he enjoys being a husband and father of five children and working with his wife as a volunteer with Amicus, Young Life's International Student Exchange Program.
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