Extensive senior management experience with Fortune 500 companies such as Alcoa and Coors and small to mid-size firms such as Applied Science and Technologies in the capacities of CEO, President and divisional VP/GM. Bob also held several officer-level leadership positions with responsibility for Marketing / Sales, Business / Product Development, Strategic Planning, Engineering and R&D. Most recently he was Co-Owner and President of Design Net Engineering which designs and builds spacecraft avionics systems and advanced military sensors. Mr. Caruso’s industry background is in aerospace, manufacturing, technical services, technology development / commercialization and management consulting.
Bob’s career spans a wide range of commercial, operational and technical disciplines along with international experience in Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. As a corporate executive, management consultant and investment banker, he has also spearheaded numerous M&A, Joint Venture and Strategic Alliance deals. Mr. Caruso has also served on the Boards of Directors of three publicly traded companies and several advisory boards in academia and industry. Presently, Mr. Caruso serves on the Aerospace Advisory Committee at the University of Colorado – Boulder and on the Grant Proposals Review Board for the Colorado State Government - Advanced Industries Accelerator. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with undergraduate degrees in Engineering Mechanics (B.S.) and General Arts & Sciences (B.A.), holds an MBA in Finance from Wayne State University of Michigan and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.