To add to this, Bob Fisher, Senior Project Engineer, said “As Bob noted, he and I have worked on and off (mostly on) together for a very long time, with several different companies. We have cross-trained each other on the others discipline, and still confer when I have a mechanical engineering question, or when he has an electrical engineering question. His design insights were always extremely valuable, and we have several patents together as co-inventors. I think we learned a lot from each other over the years, and I have always valued his advice and opinions.”
“I’ve probably known Bob longer than anybody here (RNA) except Bob Fisher,” said Jac Havener, Test & Measurement Senior Product Manager. “I first met him when the three of us worked together in the RF group at AMP Incorporated for Jihan Mohammed – 25 years ago! Bob is a straightforward, hardworking guy who really likes to help anyone out, and is a terrific mentor to young engineers.”
After a period of 15 years at AMP, Hosler worked at other companies before finally landing at Rosenberger.
“I remember when Bob first came on board as a designer,” stated Ted Toth, Senior Technical Advisor. “The connector design engineer before him gave the info to Bob to aid in the designing of connectors but would not share any of his prior knowledge about how he calculated and developed the actual designs. Bob persisted, and little by little, acquired the design knowledge. Now Bob is one of the most knowledgeable RF design engineers I know in the industry.”
A year after Hosler started at Rosenberger, Mohsin Peeran, RNA’s Military & Aerospace Vice President, joined the company.
“Together Mohsin and I started the fundamentals of what the Mil/Aero department now is at Rosenberger North America. With Mohsin’s knowledge base of the customers, and my designs, we slowly made progress in the industry,” Hosler said. “Rosenberger was not an established name in the Mil/Aero industry here in the US. We have been privileged to have participated in supporting programs of national importance. These programs and platforms required innovative engineered solutions to complex problems. Over the years, we have established a strong relationship with our defense customers and Rosenberger is now known in the industry as the company to go to for innovative solutions.”
Hosler describes his time at Rosenberger as the greatest experience of his career. Along with encouragement from Peeran, he has developed many RF connectors that are being utilized in military programs.
“I’ve worked with him on a lot of projects,” stated Havener. “The most memorable projects are where the design challenges were unachievable. Everybody said it would never work, even Bob said it wasn’t going to work, and somehow, he got them to work.”
Bob Hosler now has 18 US patents. One of those patents being with Lockheed Martin, and he’s confident this list will one day soon include patents from Rosenberger North America.
“We have tackled some of the most demanding designs,” said Hosler. “Some of these designs are difficult to manufacture, but with the team we have at Rosenberger, failure is not an option.”
Hosler will be celebrating his 11th anniversary with Rosenberger in June of this year.