Employee Spotlight

Robert Walkowiak

Inside Sales Specialist

How long have you been with CBM?

It will be 10 years this August

What is your role at CBM?

Utility Group and Infrastructure Inside Sales

Robert Walkowiak

What skills do you bring to CBM that have helped you be successful?

Before starting at CBM I had 25 years of experience in production management, inside and outside sales, field services, purchasing and warehouse stock management, front counter customer sales, and service.
This was all in the fluid management industry (hydraulic, fuel, lubrication applications) so starting at CBM was a completely new experience learning the electrical utility products and market.

What gives you the most satisfaction working at CBM?

Knowing that everyone’s hard work providing the best manufacturer support and service, benefits not only our company as a whole but each other. I honestly believe we are the best agency in the industry.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

My wife and I enjoy collecting and building LEGO. Mostly modular buildings/city and infrastructure layouts but we also love designing and creating our own structures.

We just purchased our first home so working on multiple updates…and we have two Alaskan breed dogs, Rocket and Elsa who we enjoy training, playing with, and going on long walks in the park. They are both unique and very popular when we take them out!

What is something that most people do not know about you?

I have been a part-time working musician (drummer) for 37 years, playing many different genres throughout the Midwest in numerous bands and with multiple artists, from small clubs to arenas.

I also write and record original material, collaborating with many different musicians.

What is an interesting fact you want to share?

In 2019 my wife Nikki and I selected 02/02/2020 for our wedding date which ended up being Superbowl LIV when our hometown Chiefs went and won. We had a spectacular wedding, reception, and watch party/celebration. It was one of the most incredible days of our lives!