The Force Behind The Lift - Meet Bob Leitgabel

Today we sat down with Bob Leitgabel, director of supply chain at VSG. Bob has been a big part of our success and has helped us build strong relationships throughout the industry. It's employees like Bob that make Rotary Lift what is is today. Take a few minutes to meet Bob, one of Rotary’s Force Behind the Lift.
Q:  How long have you been with Rotary Lift?

Bob:  In January I will have been here 2 years

Q:  What do you enjoy about your job?  

Bob:  It is an understatement to say I have a great team, thus I am able to enjoy working on strategies and project executions that move us forward.

Q:  What is your background in procurement?

Bob:  I have been doing both sales and procurement negotiating for 28 years.

Q:  What is something unique to supply chain/procurement that many people wouldn’t know?  

Bob:  Long term success is really developing long term relationships with suppliers that are beneficial to both parties. Many people think our role is to just beat suppliers up.  That is a short trip to death for both parties.

photoQ:  During your work career or personal life what are you most proud of?

Bob:  My wife and I raised 5 wonderful daughters whom we are very proud of.  They have now all married and we are enjoying the blessings of grandchildren and having adult relationships with our daughters and son-in-laws.

Professionally I have 30 years of operations and sales experience and have been involved in a lot of successful teams and had the privilege to be CEO for a group of folks who did amazing things in tough times.

Q:  What is one fun fact about you that people may not know?

Bob:  I have a master degree in Religion and am a pastor for Liberty Baptist Church in Greensburg, Indiana - where my wife and I serve a wonderful group of people.

Q:  What do you enjoy doing in your time away from work?

Bob:  Spending time with my wife.  I have had very demanding jobs over the years and we worked to raise our family. Now we have some time to spend for us.

Q:  Do you have any hobbies?

Bob:  Yes, camping and woodworking.  Last year we bought a motorhome and are enjoying seeing the Indiana countryside.

Q:  If you purchased one Rotary Lift product what would it be?  Why?

Bob:  An SPOA10, I think that autos are becoming tighter and tighter to work on and I think that this left gives me optimum access to the tough places I need to get to with a lift that provides maximum safety.

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