Bob Marquette joined Akoya in 2020 as a Managing Director in the Specialty Chemicals sector. Prior to joining Akoya, he spent 42 years in the Adhesives & Sealants industry with the Bostik organization, a division of ARKEMA, s.a. During Bob’s career, he moved through roles of increasing responsibility, ultimately leading domestic and international businesses in multiple markets including Construction, Consumer, Industrial, and Nonwovens.
Most recently, Bob was President of Bostik, Inc. with overall responsibility for the Americas region. As the senior executive in the region, Bob led the oversight of 14 sites and more than 1,400 employees in six countries. At the same time, Bob was the Senior Vice President of the Global Industrial Business Unit. Bob led a team of cross functional and business professionals to transform the regional and local Industrial business at Bostik across the globe into a growing and profitable Global Business Unit by developing and implementing global and regional business strategies, building global technology platforms, streamlining Industrial Operations, and aligning the resources to drive sustainable results.
Throughout his career, Bob had the opportunity to lead the consolidation and integration of businesses and support functions through ownership changes at Bostik while acquiring multiple companies in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Europe. Bob’s experience and expertise in Executive Team Leadership, Commercial Excellence, Strategic Planning and Execution, and Personal Development enabled the organization to achieve the performance goals of its stakeholders.
He previously led the Board of Directors for Bostik Nitta, a joint venture in Japan, and participated on the board of the Americas Adhesives & Sealants Council.
Bob is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BBA in Marketing. He continued his education with Executive Coursework at the University of Virginia, University of Michigan, and MIT.