Robert Holcombe

Director, Product Development

As an industry innovator, Kawneer works relentlessly to develop comprehensive products and solutions that effectively meet market needs. We are dedicated to investing in the right tools, capabilities, technologies and people to ensure that our promise of providing superior products and systems is fulfilled. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Robert Holcombe was recently appointed Director, Product Development for Kawneer North America. In this key role, Robert is responsible for the management of product design and the development and deployment of critical new products to market.

As a seasoned Kawneer veteran, Robert has held a variety of positions in sales and product management. After joining the company in 1978 as a draftsman, Robert ultimately managed the drafting and take-off departments at the Jonesboro, Georgia manufacturing facility before relocating to the Norcross, Georgia corporate headquarters in 1984 as Product Designer. Three years later he joined the sales team, first as the Wall/Window Manager and then the Window Specialist for the Southeast. During that time, Robert received two awards for outstanding performance.

More than a decade later, Robert was selected to head up Kawneer’s newly formed Architectural Services Team. His next role with Kawneer spanned five years as the company’s Window Product Manager, later shifting to Product Development Project Manager. In his new role as Director, Product Development, Robert works closely with Kawneer customers, the sales and marketing organizations and plant leadership to support the on-time release of new products.

Robert attended Southern Polytechnic State University and studied architectural engineering. He holds technical certifications from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) as a Certified Document Technician and a New Product Development Professional certificate from the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA).

We are pleased to have Robert in the role of Director, Product Development. His experiences with Kawneer over the past three decades have prepared him well for this role and he brings exceptional technical knowledge, customer knowledge and product expertise to this position.