Meet our International Key Accounts Manager for transport, Bob Summers. Bob covers the UK & Nordics markets for the rail, bus & coach and marine industries. From Burnley in Lancashire, UK, Bob has worked for Forbo Flooring Systems for 20 years.
What is a memorable moment in your career with Forbo Flooring?
“Every day is memorable, it’s so varied. A couple of days stand out for me…
Discovering we had a very highly rated FR backed Coral product suited to the Rail Industry. It’s been very interesting since then.
Receiving our first sizable order from Virgin West Coast Main Line for all the vestibules on the Pendolino fleet. Still supplying them with vestibule matting to this day.”
What do you enjoy most about your job?
“Delivering solutions to my customers when others cannot. I like to push the boundaries of what we can manufacture and come up with new product offers. It’s very rewarding. It’s amazing what Forbo Flooring can really do when given the opportunity.”
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
“I enjoy lots, I’m currently into photography and enjoying that. I have also been a Freemason member since 1993, which I thoroughly enjoy. My wife and I have a touring Caravan which we don’t get to use as often as we should! I have just become a Grandparent to a lovely granddaughter, Eleanor Grace Summers who is now 6 months old.”
What is your favourite film?
“Saving Private Ryan. The opening 20 mins should be compulsory viewing for history students and political leaders. I’m also into Sci Fi like Blade Runner, but the likes of Alien and that sort of film scare the pants of me! I’m a big Bond Fan and the current 007, Daniel Craig is the best incarnation so far.”
Describe yourself in three words.
“Only three? that’s hard!
Tenacious- I like to keep a firm grip on what is going on.
Open – I wear my heart on my sleeve.
Enthusiastic – I get excited and interested about everything I’m involved with.”