Robert Vogel has 30 years’ experience leading teams and organizations of 1,000+ people. He comes to his role as C12 Chair as a skilled leader whose results reflect a Christ-centered servant leadership practice and bottom-line focus. His personal mission statement is “Through Christ, I make a positive difference in the lives of those around me and the lives of those I have yet to meet, or may never meet.” Robert’s extensive experience in team development, training, people, and systems has made him a key player in the south-central Texas business community. He is sought for being a producer with expertise in operations and program management, lean/continuous improvement initiatives, and multi-facility management. Robert is a proactive manager and keen problem-solver who has proven to be skilled at implementing viable solutions in demanding production settings. His strong strategic and tactical skills have turned around marginal business situations and led teams through technical and cultural change to produce strong business performance.
His career has encompassed corporate for-profit and non-profit environments. A life-long learner, Robert attended the University of California-Sacramento and the University of Wyoming. Robert began his career with HEB Grocery and, after advancing throughout his 17-year tenure, started an extremely successful entrepreneurial niche “Just-in-Time” supply chain organization. Robert then transitioned into the non-profit arena, working with San Antonio Family Endeavors, to build business stakeholders and revenue streams for the purpose of employing people with disabilities. Robert became Christ’s bond servant at age 39 and has served his church in many leadership capacities, including pastoral coaching, trustee and elder roles. Robert resides in Boerne, a small town outside of San Antonio, Texas with his bride Teressa and their five children (Ryan, Ajay, Ashton, Elijah, and Janna). He has a passion and purpose to serve others for God’s glory since any other focus would be “chasing the wind” (Ecclesiastes).