Bobby is currently Chairman of the Board/CEO of Applied Ceramics, Inc. (ACI) and Chairman of the Board of Fellowship of Companies for Christ, International (FCCI). He was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and holds degrees from Vanderbilt University (BE) and Clemson University (MS). He has been married to the former Sue Sterne for over 40 years and has three sons.
For over 35 years, Bobby has been CEO of ACI, which is an international, high tech manufacturing and development company, primarily focused in the electronics and environmental areas. Bobby has published a number of papers and currently holds numerous patents. ACI has ventures with General Motors, Hyundai, Hitachi, Mead Westvaco, and Dow Chemical in locations all over the world (five continents) and is a major stockholder in ACIChemshun (Pingxiang, China).
During his entire career at ACI, he has been involved in marketplace ministry and was one of the founders of the Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (FCCI). He received the National Award for Leadership from the Billy Graham Association “In Recognition of Your Pioneering Efforts and Dedication in The Workplace Movement” in 2004. He has served continuously as an officer on the Board of Directors of FCCI since its inception in 1980 and has served as Chairman since 1996. He has also served on numerous other boards (both ministry and secular) over the years and taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta as a special lecturer in Ceramic Engineering.