2014 Recipient of the
Distinguished Alumni Award
Bob Pyle is president and CEO of Pioneer Metal Finishing and is active in the Green Bay community in support of the University and local non-profits. He joined Pioneer in 1998 as vice president of sales and marketing after previous experience with Fort Howard Corp. and KI. He was promoted to executive vice president in 2001 and president in 2002. Under his leadership, the company has grown from 450 employees to over 1,400 and, since 2006, has expanded from three locations in the Midwest to over 14 locations throughout the United States and Mexico. Pyle and his wife, Jean (a 1984 UW-Green Bay graduate) have been longtime supporters of the Phoenix Fund and the Green Bay golf and basketball programs.