John W. Danforth Company

Robert Beck

Danforth President, Robert Beck

Robert Beck


As President, Robert is responsible for strategic direction of project management, contract execution and company operations. Robert ensures the continual improvement of Danforth’s construction operations and oversees the execution of nearly $200 million in contracts. All company efforts promote the spirit of Danforth’s internal YES! initiative.

Robert has over 22 years of mechanical industry experience including, but not limited to general contracting for mechanical systems, manufacturing and industry education. After graduating from the University of Florida, Robert began a career in the mechanical contracting industry as a District Sales Manager with Lochinvar Corporation in 1991.

Robert started with Danforth in business development in 1993 and moved into project management in 1995 where he managed such clients as General Motors, West Valley Nuclear Development Corporation, Nabisco Foods, Kaleida Health and various New York State public sectors.

In 2005, he was promoted to Vice President in charge of strategic direction and contract execution of project management. Robert became Executive Vice President in charge of company operations in 2010 and is a current Board of Directors member.

Robert is on the PSIC Labor-Management committee for UA Local 22. He is a SMART Local 71 PH&W management trustee and a member of the Labor Negotiating committee.

In addition, Robert has been a member of the MCAA Project Management Education Committee since 2005. He is a facilitator and presenter on Managing Fabrication at MCAA Institute for Project Management as well as Operational Management at Advanced Institute for Project Management.

Robert also volunteers his time to local community and charity organizations such as Kaleida Health Foundation Board, WNY Make-A-Wish Advisory Board as well as volunteering for his children’s various activities.

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