Robert Knowling, Jr.

Robert Knowling, Jr. ’77 recently joined CECO Environmental Corp.’s board of directors. CECO is a leading environmentally focused, diversified industrial company whose solutions protect people, the environment, and industrial equipment.

Knowling brings more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications, technology and industrial sectors, according to a news release. He currently is chairman of Eagles Landing Partners and serves on the boards of Rite-Aid Corporation, Citrix Systems, and Stride.

He previously served on the boards of directors of Roper Technologies, Convergys Corporation, Heidrick & Struggles International, Ariba, Hewlett-Packard and Shell Oil Exploration.

“Bob brings a wealth of expertise formulating executable strategies and helping companies drive thoughtful and steady transformations,” said CECO Chief Executive Officer Todd Gleason. “His involvement will be critical as CECO continues to take the company to the next level.”

Knowling earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wabash College and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. While at Wabash, he majored in religion and minored in economics. He was an independent and member of the MXI, and the basketball and football teams.