Fund Development Committee
President, Quality Custom Distribution Services, Golden State Foods
Bob Wolpert is a senior executive at Golden State Foods - a $7B global, private company headquartered in Irvine, CA - where he is President of the Logistics Business Group and Senior Vice President of Golden State Foods responsible for strategy. Previously, Bob served as Chairman/CEO of ITT Corporation’s and Xylem Inc’s business interests in China & India. Concurrently Bob was President of a global division with worldwide sales, engineering, manufacturing and distribution of pumps, filters and control systems. (Xylem was spun out from ITT, and Bob held these roles for both companies). He also served as Innovation Champion for ITT, promoting best practices in innovation and innovation leadership. Bob joined ITT Corporation in 2003 as Global Vice President of Lean and Six Sigma for the Electronic Components Group.
Throughout his career Bob has advocated for corporate social responsibility in local communities, with a focus on engagements in the US, China and India. From bringing sanitary water to school children in China, providing school supplies and shoes to first graders in the US, to replacing hand-carried-buckets with low cost pumps for irrigation in India, he engages and helps provide leadership to programs that strengthen communities. Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in business from the University of Denver and earned an MBA degree from Harvard University. He currently resides in Orange County, California, with his wife and three children.