Robe North America Co-CEO Bob Schacherl steps down

Bob joined Robe at the end of 2013, just prior to the launch of the BMFL range of powerful high brightness fixtures that have become one of the Czech Republic based brand’s signature products.

Bob Schacherl, Co-CEO of Robe North America, has announced that he will be stepping down from his post on June 30th.

Bob joined Robe at the end of 2013, just prior to the launch of the BMFL range of powerful high brightness fixtures that have become one of the Czech Republic based brand’s signature products.

His career in what was then an ‘embryonic’ world of moving lights began in the 1980s with Blackstone Audio-Visual also based in Bob’s hometown of Austin, Texas.

This became Blackstone Productions / Lightwave Research and then High End Systems, where Bob worked with some extremely bright individuals and trailblazing industry pioneers. His career continued with a management stint at another maverick contributor in the history of moving light technology, Vari*Lite.

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“After nearly six fabulous years working with one of the most innovative and inspiring moving light manufacturers, which has included amassing a sales ‘dream team’ covering all regions, helping to take the brand to the very top of the entertainment lighting industry … it is time to spend more time with my family and in developing several ongoing projects,” he stated.