Robert (Bob) Tongate

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Robert (Bob) Tongate
Commonwealth Aluminum
I am married with two children, two step children, and three grand children. My wife, Reanah, and I are currently living in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, a small tourist town nestled between two of the largest manmade lakes in the US.

My childhood was spent in a rural area of western Kentucky near the Ohio River. Summers were a time for farm work and exploring the surrounding country side. The winters days were passed by school work and reading. Reading was a passion that allowed for exploration of the beyond.

After high school and various construction jobs I enlisted in the United States Air Force. The four service years included more exploration while traveling and an awakening that there were many different cultures sharing a common country.

I began my career in the aluminum business January 1973 as a maintenance utility worker and held various positions throughout the following 31 years. These positions included, several machine operator roles, maintenance superintendent, human resources manager, and at the time of retirement in 2004 as the Hot Mill Manager.

I held positions within the United Steelworkers local union, including steward, negotiator, vice-president, and president. Labor representative positions held beyond the local level included serving as a member of the USWA wage policy committee, and president of the area's Central Labor Council.

Currently I am self employed as a general contractor of home improvement and repairs.

Degrees and certifications

  • Leadership Training - United States Air Force
  • Associates Degree - Kentucky Business College, Owensboro, Kentucky, United States 1976
  • Leadership Training - United Steel Workers of America
  • Working Together and Train-the-Trainer - MacDonald and Associates

Contact Info

Major organizations and consulting firms that provide Requisite Organization-based services

A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
Dr. Gerry Kraines, the firms principal, combines Harry Levinson's leadership frameworks with Elliott Jaques's Requisite Organization. He worked closely with Jaques over many years, has trained more managers in these methods than anyone else in the field, and has developed a comprehensive RO-based software for client firms.
Founded as an assessment consultancy using Jaques's CIP methods, the US-based firm expanded to talent pool design and management, and managerial leadership practice-based work processes
Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
A Sweden-based consultancy, Enhancer practices time-span based analysis, executive assessment, and provides due diligence diagnosis to investors on acquisitions.
Founded by Gillian Stamp, one of Jaques's colleagues at Brunel, the firm modified Jaques;s work-levels, developed the Career Path Appreciation method, and has grown to several hundred certified assessors in aligned consulting firms world-wide recently expanding to include organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations