Rob MacDonald has joined the Cigar Box Studios, Inc. team bringing with him his broad expertise in materials procurement and logistics. Rob has a varied background that includes stints in both purchasing and sales.
After graduating from college with a degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management, Rob returned to the Newburgh area, where he grew up and has remained, and started working on sales for an industrial parts supply company. One of his largest and most challenging customers was a local scenery shop. After developing a relationship with the shop’s engineering department, he accepted a position there and was eventually promoted to purchasing manager. It was there that Rob got his first experience with projects for the entertainment industry and his first opportunity to work side by side with Gary Rausenberger, Mike Girman, and Mike Rutski. Since then, he has spent time working on the supply side of the business acting as a buyer for a lumber cooperative and then working in sales at a commercial lumber yard. Rob’s experience provides him with a broad knowledge of products including metals, metal fabrication, automation equipment, and specialty lumber and plywood. He uses this experience and his strong negotiating skills to make sure the products and services we provide for our clients are the best. Round this out with a reputation for honesty and integrity, his addition to the Cigar Box Studios, Inc. organization will help us continue to be a leader in the entertainment industry.
In his free time, Rob enjoys spending time with his wife and son, landscaping and cooking.