Robert Newman's teaching focuses on developing critical skills for leadership, including: emotional intelligence, individual and team behavior, conflict management and other soft-skills for project managers; business savvy, effective communication, economic analysis, negotiation prowess, managing contracts and IP, ethics, and engineering management decision making.
Prior to joining Cornell, Robert has over 20 years experience as a successful manager with an outstanding track record of delivering organization development and growth at global providers of technology, capital equipment, consumables, and support services at world-leading organizations. He successfully managed the integration of teams following four acquisitions, and performed a very successful business turn around.
Prior experience includes CEO of MiTeGen, a manufacturer of consumables and instrumentation for biotech; COO of AeroFarms LLC, a start-up company providing capital equipment for controlled environment agriculture; Business Manager of Service and Customer Support at Mettler Toledo Hi-Speed, North America's leading manufacturer of checkweighers and integrated product inspection solutions; and as Vice President of Customer Support and Implementation at Moldflow Corp., the global leader in CAE for polymer processing, hot runner controllers, and related injection molding and production monitoring equipment.
Undergraduate degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA in International Management, from Baker College.