Bob Shultz joined Hancock Lumber’s board of directors in the fall of 2023. While born and raised outside of Boston, Bob has always had a deep love of Maine where his family spent many summers during his youth. He attended Bowdoin College and graduated with a degree in Economics while playing for the Polar Bears men’s soccer team. It was at Bowdoin, where he and his wife met and became friends with both Kevin and Alison Hancock. After graduating from Bowdoin, Bob worked at Deloitte where he earned his CPA certification. His career journey has led him to both finance and operational positions in retail, energy, and manufacturing. Most recently and prior to moving back to Maine from Minnesota, he spent the core of his career as an executive at 3M Company for nearly two decades. While at 3M he led merger and acquisition efforts and was the division CFO for its $3 billion automotive and aerospace OEM business. Additionally, he is a six-sigma master black belt with considerable experience in business process improvement. Desiring to leverage his strengths in a smaller, more intimate company, Bob’s career path led him back to Maine. Today Bob is the President and CFO at Puritan Medical Products, a Maine based family business, established in 1918, with approximately 400 employees in Guilford and Pittsfield, Maine. Bob is an amazing person and businessman with a connection the Hancock family, our company, and our culture.