Robert Englert Jr. is the retired senior vice president of Crounse Corporation, an industry leader in river transportation based in Paducah, Ky. In this position, he was responsible for the safety and well-being of 300 vessel employees and oversaw the operation of 35 towboats and 1125 barges that transport more than 30 million tons of cargo annually on the inland river system. Prior to this appointment in 2014, he served as senior vice president of sales and customer services responsible for acquiring new business while maintaining existing customer relationships. Englert worked with Crounse for over 40 years, and held several management, port captain, captain and pilot positions.
He holds a B.A. in organizational management from Midway College.