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Bob Chapman, PhD

Bob Chapman is the CEO of the St. Louis, Missouri based Barry-Wehmiller, a $2.4 billion global manufacturing business. He became the senior executive of this private company in 1975 at age thirty when the eighty-year-old business had $20 million in revenue, outdated technology, and a very weak financial position. Despite the obstacles, Chapman applied a unique blend of strategy and culture over the next forty years and lead Barry-Wehmiller through more than eighty successful acquisitions.