President & CEO
Robert J. Buescher
Bob Buescher has been an integral part of R.W. Sidley for over 40 years, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2000. His duties as CEO include overseeing all administrative and operations functions of the organization. This position reports to the company’s Board of Directors, which comprises certain shareholders and outside Directors. Even before his tenure as President, Bob was focused on growing Sidley to become the number one provider of sand and gravel, concrete, masonry and supplies, and precast solutions in the region.
Bob supports an innovative and inclusive culture where teams have the confidence to explore new ideas and actively use their potential to enhance productivity and efficiency. As a champion of employee development, Bob acts as a catalyst on their path toward development. His empowering leadership is evident throughout the company, witnessed by the number of employees who have advanced professionally through Sidley under Bob’s guidance and supervision.
Bob received his Master’s in Business Administration at Case Western Reserve University and his BSBA at Bowling Green State University. He is involved in several different professional and community activities. Bob has been a member of the Cleveland Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a Chairman and Board Member of Ohio Ready Mixed Concrete Association (ORMCA), and a Board Member of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). Locally, he served on the Business Advisory Committee for the Perry Local School District.
A friend was once questioned Bob about his biggest life goal then asked, “What is stopping you from achieving it?” That response made him realize that you will never turn your dreams into accomplishments without hard work and determination.
Many people find it interesting to know that Bob is a talented banjo player whose fingerpicking skills include clawhammer and bluegrass banjo music. Bob also relishes spending time with family and fly fishing in the Grand River.