R W Appleton, President

Robert W Appleton is a retired Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant whose military service includes tours of duty in Afghanistan and Viet Nam. With 30 years of both active duty and reserve service, he understands the needs of the military culture and the workings of civilian business. Blending his leadership philosophy and business skills R W Appleton brings exceptional breadth and depth to his projects.

Born in Philadelphia, and living many places overseas and in the US, R W Appleton developed a keen understanding of the unique needs and limitations presented by mobility in the military and combat. Coupled with the knowledge gained from business experience, he developed his personal mission to "deliver smarter, better, military service support" linking technology to the frontline.

In addition to project management, R W Appleton has produced and narrated subject-related DVDs and conference displays. He is also a conference speaker and guest motivational speaker. He was twice the recipient of the Defense Manufacturing Excellence Award.

R W Appleton attended Davenport and Oakland Universities. He is married and the father of two grown sons, one of whom graduated from the US Naval Academy. R W Appleton is also retired from United Parcel Service. While there, he initiated and helped develop a concept training project on customer service called UPS University.