Q&A WITH Bob Arquette

By Pat Nowak

A Lourdes University graduate, Bob has travelled full circle to his current position as a Professor/Instructor at the University in the College of Business and Leadership teaching both graduate MBA and undergraduate business courses.

After a tour with the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves, Bob recieved his M.B.A. at Bowling Green State University followed by his law degree from the University of Toledo, at the age of 58.

Also, the President of Employee Benefits Consulting Group L.L.C., Bob maintains an active practice in all phases of Human Resources Management specializing in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.      

Arquette’s forty-plus years experience with Dana Corporation. a Fortune 500 company, includes a wide variety of HR-related experiences including labor relations both nationally and internationally,

Bob is known as a trusted, loyal, strategic and tactical contributor to the on-going success of an organization. He resides in Sylvania with his wife Mary. He has three children and nine grandchildren.

Where do you call home? Native Toledoan – born and raised in Toledo’s Old West End.

What was your first job? I was an apprentice for my father’s home remodeling company, grouting ceramic tile. I think I started at age 12.

Words to live by? Learn to expect what you least expect!

What do you admire in others? Skill, ability, drive and professionalism in equal measure with charisma.

Proudest accomplishment? Second to being part of raising three children and a little bit of helping nine grandchildren, was graduating from law school at 58 years old.

Person I admire the most?  Mary (Martha), my wife of 46 years, After her, I admire a long line of the great leaders in history.

Best advice I have received? From Professor Oerter, Miami University, reflections on Western Civilization; he said “Everything is relative”!

Fondest memory? There so many, for which I am grateful, but my life changed when Mary (Martha) said yes!

Biggest challenge? Knowing when to speak and what to say, but most importantly, when not to speak.

Something people don’t know about me? I have an artistic side.

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