Robert his wife and family immigrated from Scotland to Hamilton in the late 1960’s, to work at the new research facility. For 20 years, he and the rest of the team lead the company in developing new and improved high strength steels. Stelco sold the research department in the late 1980’s, and Robert was transferred to the Rod Mill at the Hamilton plant. He was the research investigator for rod and bar technologies. After 13 years in this role, he decided to retire, and is enjoying his family and various volunteer opportunities in the community.