Robert H. King, Jr. has been named president of the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB). He will join RAB in a newly structured position January 2, 2002. As president, King will be responsible for enhancing the strength of existing RAB programs and for responding as markets demand expansion into new areas.
King's duties will include overall general management with a marketing emphasis and international focus. He will work with RAB's Board of Directors to implement RAB's strategic plan, concentrating on long-range planning, growth strategies, and overall service performance objectives.
"Bob's broad executive management experience will be invaluable as RAB looks to a future of continued growth. He has worked in many of the user markets RAB serves and has a strong customer focus and the personal skills to work effectively with RAB's many stakeholders," John Knappenberger, chairman of RAB's Board, said. "Bob's experience in creating value across national borders will serve us well as he continues our ongoing efforts for worldwide acceptance and recognition of RAB programs."
King comes to RAB from Bayer Corporation in Pittsburgh, where he has served as vice president, Supply Chain NAFTA, since April 2000. He joined Bayer in 1985 and progressed to become a market manager, national sales director, and then vice president with the company. Prior to joining Bayer, King was with Dow Chemical. He served as a captain in military intelligence in the U.S. Army and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
During the first quarter of 2002, King will work closely with Joseph R. Dunbeck, who will continue in his position as RAB's CEO, as they ensure a smooth transition of leadership. Upon Dunbeck's retirement from RAB, King will assume the title of president and CEO.
Dunbeck will continue through the end of his term as an elected director and the treasurer of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the worldwide association of accreditation bodies. Dunbeck's terms in both offices will end in December 2002.