Robert Bauer

Robert P. Bauer

President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bauer was elected President & Chief Executive Officer upon joining the company in February, 2012, at which time he was also appointed as a director. Since joining the company, Mr. Bauer has focused on creating value through a strategic plan that brings innovation to new products, expands opportunity by entering adjacent markets, and deploys capital to prioritize growth in more attractive markets. The company has made acquisitions intended to bring exposure to faster growing markets and result in establishing more profitable business models to build on. This is reshaping the portfolio companies and creating opportunities for all employees. Mr. Bauer recognizes the potential that LB Foster people possess as he constantly strives to provide the inspiration for people to achieve new levels of performance. As his primary mission is increasing shareholder value, he has led efforts around the development of the LB Foster Business System, a comprehensive methodology for development of the most important business processes that can maximize the company’s success. He is committed to a culture that recognizes performance and the need for continuous improvement, while protecting such core values as respect, integrity and teamwork.