Robert R. Klingel, Sr is the C.E.O and Chairman of the Board of TSE Industries. Mr. Klingel graduated from Elon College with a B.S. in Biology in 1968. He then moved to San Diego, California, where he received his medical technologist license and worked at Bay General Hospital. In 1972, Mr. Klingel's parents, Walt and Helen Klingel, who founded TSE in 1962, asked Rob if he would like to return and help run the family business. He agreed and started working at TSE with his brother and just 6 other employees. In 1999, Mr. Klingel's father passed away, at which time he became President. He served in that capacity until 2011, when he became C.E.O. and appointed his son, Richard "Rick" Klingel, as President.
Mr. Klingel married his lovely wife, Diane, in 1974. Their three sons, Rick, Rob Jr., and Brad, now run TSE's operations along with the Management Team. Mr. Klingel's hobbies include football, fishing and traveling to unique locations. He is now semi-retired, allowing him and his wife to enjoy life to the fullest.