Senior Project Manager Bob Marks Retires After 23 Years at ABW

Project Manager Bob Marks has been a valuable team member at ABW for more than two decades. It just won’t be the same without him!

On April 27, 2018, employees at ABW said farewell and congrats to their esteemed colleague Bob Marks as he officially entered retirement. Since the mid 1990s the Senior Project Manager has played a major role in many of the company’s largest and most ambitious projects including notable Aerospace and Nuclear work.

Watching the company grow and innovate as technology advanced, Bob was front and center for the transformation of American Boiler Works into the ABW Technologies of today.

“Bob has been a valuable part of nearly every major project we’ve done over the past 20 years. His expertise and enthusiasm sets him apart, and he will certainly be missed by all of us,” said General Manager Bobby Fitzpatrick.

In addition to his PM duties, Bob served as a mentor to many new Project Managers and Project Manager Assistants over the years. He went above and beyond his own role to ensure that newcomers had the guidance and support they needed to succeed.

When asked how she would describe Bob, Quality Manager Linda Jeschke said, “Bob is definitely the type of person who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.”

Bob plans to spend his retirement traveling, gardening, re-starting masters swimming, doing home projects and reading. Sounds delightful; we’ll miss you, Bob!

Bob Marks: Employee Spotlight


Position at ABW:

Senior Project Manager

Months / years at ABW:

23 Years

Floor-Mounted Universal Holding Fixtures (FUHF) for Boeing. 

Floor-Mounted Universal Holding Fixtures (FUHF) for Boeing. 

During your time at ABW, what have been your favorite projects? 

CHPRC Sludge Transport and Storage Container (STSC) Vessels, Boeing Fuselage Assembly Improvement Technology (FAIT) and Boeing Floor Mounted Universal Holding Fixtures (FUHF).

Do you have a favorite book, movie and/or TV show? 

  • Books: The River Why, Tom Jones, The Discoverers
  • Movies: Brazil, Life of Pi
  • TV Shows: West Wing, Six Feet Under, Orphan Black


What music do you like? Any favorite bands / musicians?

Blues, Jazz, Classical / Grateful Dead

If I’m not at work, I’m probably…

Weeding my flower beds.

I just can’t live without my…

Morning latte

Something you may not know about me is…

I used to be a lawyer.

My favorite ice cream flavor is…

Coconut Almond Fudge

If I had a time machine for a day, I would…

Travel back to see the dinosaurs.

The car I learned to drive on was a…

1959 Studebaker Lark

The best present that I’ve ever received was a…

A case of 21-year old Rip Van Winkle.

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