Company Name: Van Wagner Big Screen Network
Past Affiliations: 1992-93 intern Joe Robbie Stadium, 1994 Florida Marlins Associate Producer of In-Game Entertainmemt, 1995-97 Florida Marlins Producer of In-Game Entertainment, 1996 Florida Panthers In-Game Entertainment Producer (Part Time/Freelance), 1998-99 Video Coordinator Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 1999-2001 Carolina Hurricanes Director of Canesvision Productions, 2001-Current Executive Vice President of Van Wagner Big Screen Network Prodcutions.
Number of Golden Matrix Award Nominations: Numerous. Six nominations with the Hurricanes in one year (2001)
Golden Matrix Awards Won: Three: 1996 Best Fan Interactive Video (Marlins); 1997 Best Fan Interactive Video (Marlins); 2001 Best Promotional Video (Hurricanes)
Special Events: Past 20 Super Bowls, 10 Pro Bowls, 10 NFL Hall of Fame Weekends, 1997 World Series, 1996 Stanley Cup Finals, 5 Rose Bowl Games 2 BCS National Championships, 2 NHL Winter Classics, NHL Stadium Series, 3 Winter Olympics, 1 Summer Olympics, Ryder Cup,, 8 College World Series, 8 NCAA Men's Final Four, Kentucky Derby, Club World Cup Soccer, Arab Games, Producer for the New College Football Championship and 3 years of Notre Dame Football Shamrock Series
Achievements / Innovations: Over 20 years in the event presentation business.
Honors / Awards:
Way Nominee has Helped to Further the Industry:
Years of IDEA Membership: 20
Years in the Industry: 22
IDEA Leadership: IDEA Hall of Fame Committee (He and Pete Soto came up with the idea for the HOF).
Character Beyond Reproach: Bob has put together a team each year for the Olympics or any event like Superbowl he works and I know he has a loyal team with many from IDEA some of whom might have had a bad break.
Nominated by: Aaron Buckles, Jamination