“Bob, I appreciated all your efforts and I am very satisfied with the resulting agreement. I await your Survey and I will endeavour to respond – my comments will be positive. I would be pleased to involve you in any future negotiations I have with the CAW. Your knowledge and skills are very impressive in this area. Thank you for all your efforts and the positive result for FTG.”
Bradley C. Bourne
President & CEO
Firan Technology Group (FTG)
“After being open 7 years we decided it was time for a compliance “check up” for our Toronto Bass Pro Shops. Bob Rohrer was referred to us and we contracted him to conduct an HR Audit. Bob was very thorough and efficient. He conducted a Pre-Audit Checklist and was able to complete the Project during the time allocated. Bob was very professional and personable. I would highly recommend Bob and intend on using his services in the future.”
Regional HR Manager
Bass Pro Shops
“As a former Business Representative for the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers I met Bob Rohrer in his duties as Chief Negotiator for Baldwin International (A Cleveland based division of Russel Metals Inc.). During a period of over 10 years we have negotiated 3 contracts and resolved numerous grievances. Only a few grievances went through all steps of our grievance procedure. His grievance resolution skills to resolve open issues before they are pursued any further are exceptional.
Of all the negotiators I have met over the years, Bob is at the top. He is fair, but firm, gives but does not break and most important, gets the job done.
Bob is a true professional and over the years, a friendship also developed.
You can trust Bob – I do.”
Parma Heights, Ohio
“I have had the good fortune, as a management labour relations lawyer, to work with Bob Rohrer on a number of issues over the years, particularly with labour negotiations and contract administration. I have found Bob to be knowledgeable about the issues involved, focussed on getting practical solutions for the benefit of the organization, and possessed of excellent communication skills which assisted getting matters resolved.”
Christopher G. Riggs Q.C.
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
“Bob Rohrer has been a valuable member of our team at Magna International for several years. He demonstrated an exceptional ability to identify employee and labour relations issues in a variety of different circumstances. Even more valuable to the team was his constructive way of resolving day to day issues in a cost effective and yet fair ways for both employees and management. Bob in his role at Magna acted as a consultant to many of our manufacturing and office environments.
Acting with the highest level of professionalism and integrity has been a trademark of Bob’s professional life with us and he will be an asset to any organization who has the pleasure of working with him in the future.”
Director, Corporate HR Audits & HR Canada,
Magna International Inc.
“Bob Rohrer has significant expertise in assisting employers develop and implement strategic employee and labour relations initiatives. His years of experience, personal integrity and “hands on” management style make him a valuable asset for any organization seeking assistance with complex employee and workplace issues. Ranging from the management of union issues, workplace investigations, to ensuring effective employee communications, Bob has a proven track record as a strategic business partner whose commitment to proactive labour relations underlie a genuine care and concern for people. I would not hesitate recommending Bob’s services to any progressive organization.”
Kelly J. Harbridge
Senior Labour & Employment Counsel
Magna International Inc.
“I first met and began to work with Bob Rohrer in 2005. Since then he constantly demonstrated to me and all on my Tooling team in Canada, the United States, China and here in Ireland an exceptionally high level of professionalism in his craft. He is very much a team player able to play many roles on a team, deal with complex and sensitive matters with high competence.
I personally rely very much on Bob’s keen strategic overall understanding of business and his innate ability to constantly balance the legitimate needs and interests of my business and my employees in all matters referred to his attention. He looks at details, conducts thorough analysis and investigation, makes very sound decisions and communicates effectively to all levels in an organization.
Bob’s high personal integrity is noticeable to all he interacts with. He can be counted on to work through assignments until the job is done right in concert with the high personal standards he has regarding the quantity and quality of work he performs.
Beyond the above, Bob is a person who relates well with others. He has a great sense of humour, is able to laugh at himself, and takes pride in helping others succeed because they know he sincerely cares. Bob is a person people trust – I know I do. I have no hesitation recommending Bob to any organization fortunate enough to obtain his services.”
Patrick (Ed) Hickey
Vice President, Cosma Tooling Group of Magna International Inc.
Bagenalstown, County Carlow Ireland
“Bob is an example of a person who has superior knowledge of any HR rules and regulations and is able to support and advise his peers and maintain outstanding relationships. He works with his colleagues on the basis of respect and honesty towards each other. I always felt like I was working with a friend who deeply cares about people, but still sees the bigger picture of running a good business.”
Bowling Green Metalforming Division of Magna International Inc.
Bowling Green, Kentucky
“I had the pleasure of working with Bob on a couple of crucial labour relations projects last year (2008). He is an excellent leader and team player who can easily bring out the best in his team by having faith in their skill set and ability. By highlighting and building upon your strengths, he consistently challenges you to learn and grow for the betterment of the team, and for yourself. Under pressure, Bob remains unfazed and tirelessly demonstrates his determination and focus on the overall initiative, which leads to positive results. His ability to listen to leadership and the key stakeholder issues and tap into the “pulse” of the facility and its employees was an invaluable asset to our team and our initiatives. With a strong sense of what is right and fair for all involved, Bob challenges you to look at things from all perspectives. I learned a lot from working with Bob Rohrer and would love to have the opportunity to work with and learn from him again.”
Business Process Specialist at London Life Insurance Company
(Former Human Resources Consultant at the Cosma Group of Magna International Inc.)
“I am a former Business Agent and retired CAW Local President representing approximately 1500 CAW workers in Kitimat, BC. I have over 20 years in all aspects of union business.
I have had the opportunity to negotiate a number of contracts with Bob Rohrer when he was working for Russel Metals. I have negotiated many contracts over the years with many different industrial relations officers, but I must say that my negotiations with Bob were among the most successful. We were always able to negotiate new agreements in a timely manner and in doing so we were always satisfied with the finished product.
Bob is a consummate professional. During our negotiation meetings he was always polite and respectful. We did not get bogged down regarding the smaller or less significant issues. He would at least try to meet us halfway where he could on such demands. This served as a message to us that he was highly motivated to negotiate a new collective agreement.
Bob has a natural and honest way about himself, which takes some of the inherent mistrust out of the process. I can truly say it was a pleasure working with him and I can highly recommend him as a Mediator in any disputes between employers and employees.”
CAW Local 2301
Kitimat, British Columbia
“Bob Rohrer headed up our Labour Relations function throughout North America during the period from 1994 to 2002. This was an extremely hectic time period for Russel Metals as we were reinventing many of the ways we were doing business, and we were in a constant mode of business acquisition, consolidation, and restructuring. Throughout this period, Bob acted as Company spokesperson for all our Collective Agreement renewals, and also was involved in First Contract negotiations, plant closures, due diligence on acquisitions, and he represented the Company at labour board and arbitration hearings.
In addition, Bob also provided daily counsel to all our operations throughout North America pertaining to collective agreement interpretation; outside grievances, management rights, and “best practice” labour relations policies and procedures. He also maintained positive and productive business relationships with a wide range of business agents, and representatives representing such distinct union groups as the Teamsters, United Steelworkers, Canadian Auto Workers, and many other industrial unions we dealt with.
As his supervisor for the entire period, I could always count on Bob to provide top-notch labour and employee relations’ input and advice. His work ethic and his degree of project planning, detail and execution, ensured the Company’s labour relation strategies were always well thought out and linked to our Corporate strategic business objectives. On the basis of my experience and working relationship with Bob, I have no hesitation recommending Bob Rohrer to any client who is in need of an experienced Human Resources professional to assist them addressing their employee or labour relations issues at either a strategic or operational level.”
G. Douglas Henderson (Deceased – December 2010)
Vice President, Human Resources
Russel Metals Inc.
“My association with Bob Rohrer began in November 1995. Immediately upon working with Bob he strikes you with his professionalism and pride in everything he does. As you get to know him his strong work ethic becomes obvious. You can be assured that he can analyze a business situation and meticulously identify the issues to be addressed. Such qualities ensure that Bob is thoroughly prepared for any given situation.
Bob’s experience includes dealing with employees in virtually every Canadian province and several states in the U.S. I have witnessed executives, business unit leaders, and shop floor employees place their trust and confidence in Bob to resolve numerous issues within the workplace. Similar strong relationships exist between Bob and various union leaders. Having Bob as an effective resource to call upon can improve the odds of efficiently resolving difficult situations in an orderly manner at your workplace.
Occasionally situations arise in the workplace that an impartial third party may handle best. Should you find yourself in such circumstances you can be confident that Bob Rohrer is able to provide competent Mediation services backed up by many years of experience.”
Former Director of Human Resources
Maine Industrial Tires Limited
“Bob Rohrer sets the standard in interest based labour relations because he seeks to understand before working toward resolution.”
James Marchant CHRP, MBA
St. Lambert, Quebec
Other Testimonials are available for review upon request