ABOUT BOB PROVITOLA
As the Division Vice President for Mitsubishi Power Americas, Bob was key in locating their facilities in the Orlando and Lake Mary areas. In this position, Bob contributed to many state and local educational and economic development initiatives directed at improving our manufacturing economy and creating high-wage, high-skills jobs. In addition to serving on the FloridaMakes Board, Bob volunteered his time on the boards of the Center for Manufacturing Excellence, the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF), and the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE) among others.
Bob was instrumental in leading the successful bid to establish FloridaMakes in 2015 by winning an award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), bringing an annual investment of $4.2 million into strengthening the productivity and technology performance of Florida’s manufacturing economy. Through FloridaMakes, and the regional manufacturers associations that operate it, thousands of new jobs have been created in the manufacturing industry along with a large economic impact.