Robert H. “Dr. Bob” Springer Biography
Bob was Born in NYC as a first Generation US Citizen to German Holocaust survivor parents, Fred and Trudy Springer. He moved to Fords, NJ, the suburbs, in the 1950’s where he lived until marrying Jean. He met and befriended Carmen DiCanto in Kindergarten and they remained friends until his Carmen’s home-going in 2015. Out of that friendship came a lifelong friendship with Christine, Carmen’s wife and Bob and Jean’s friend. Carmen and Bob raised a lot of hell before their wives entered the pictures and calmed them down.
Bob married Jean Biddle Frishmuth in June 1975 and moved to Basking Ridge. Life before Jean was pretty insignificant. Things happened but she made everything better.
Bob and Jean are Proud Foster and Adoptive parents to Devon, Josh, John, Kiara, Clayton & Brandon. They have two sons – Clayton, who came to live with them in 2009 and is currently in Raritan Valley Community College and Brandon who joined the family in 2017. Brandon is in 4th grade.
Bob volunteered with Youth Group at Pluckemin Presbyterian Church in 1996 for a week. That lasted 7 years. It seems Youth Ministry was Bob’s passion. In fact, the youth led him to Christ. He is an ardent and passionate follower of Jesus Christ since May 31, 1998.
Bob’s career in education began in the US Army Reserve in1975 when he became the Chief Instructor of the Motor Transport Operators Course at Fort Dix. He was awarded US Army Reserve Outstanding Instructor commendation at Annual Training in 1975. In the pursuit of excellence, Bob became a Certified Master Automobile Technician which is a certification he has held since 1977. With a strong background in service related business, Bob has served people in many capacities.
Robert H. “Dr. Bob” Springer is a nationally known consultant, speaker and trainer who motivates audiences with an exciting blend of humor, animation and information bridging the gap between technology and real world business. He speaks your language! He has delivered messages on business and life.
He believes in the phrase “Learn from the mistakes of others.” You don’t have time to make them all yourself!
As a Microsoft Certified Professional and Small Business Specialist with over 40 years in business experience, He is uniquely qualified to address people from varied backgrounds in regard to life, business and technology. Bob started in small business in 1973, sales in 1990 and technology in 1995 after years of using technology as a hobby. He founded several companies dedicated to education, motivation and personal growth through technology. Bob serves to make people more efficient, effective and profitable.
Things I have done:
US Air Force Jet engine technician
Woodbridge Township Adult Education Instructor in auto mechanics
Strong background in service related business
Worked in Service & Inside Sales since 1970
Spent eight years in outside Sales
Small business owner for over forty years
Member of Lions International (service club that serves the visually impaired) since 1976 and entered into the Melvin Jones Fellowship (Founder of Lions International).
Worked with both micro & mainframe computers in varied business applications since 1978
Joined with Action Leasing and Sales in 1992 as their Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Created and instituted a TOP PRODUCER computer training program in 1994
Presented seminars on how to automate your Real Estate business
Installed and serviced individual and networked computer systems since 1992
Volunteered as an instructor in Hunterdon County’s Senior Citizen Computer education program
Formed SPRINGER SYSTEMS in 1995 to focus on computers and the Real Estate industry
Developed a one on one consulting program for Real Estate Agent career development
Became a member of the Real Estate Educators Association in 1996
Became an Advisor for a Youth Outreach Program in July 1996
Formed an alliance with the Somerset County Board of REALTORS in 1996
Formed an alliance with the Mercer County Board of REALTORS in 1996
Formed an alliance with the Hunterdon County Board of REALTORS in 1996
Became an On-Line Agent Software Distributor in 1996 and a Gold Reseller in February 1997
Joined Lincoln Technical Institute as Corporate Training Specialist in January 1998
Joined MOORE Data Management as Eastern Regional Sales Manager in September 1998
Became National Account Manager for Moore/VISTAinfo in August 1999
Reestablished SPRINGER SYSTEMS in August 2000 as a Manufacturers Rep to better serve our clients
Developed the “No Fear Technology Boot Camp” to train the technologically inept
Created a business consulting program to help small business grow using technology
Joined with MIMSTM Software to offer technology to Funeral Directors in July 2003
Youth Group Leader 1996-2004
Bible Study Fellowship 2001-2015
Church Elder at Christ Presbyterian Church 2009
Board Member of New City Kids Church 2003-2009
Board Member of Youth Empowerment Services in 2014
I have been on a continual program of self-improvement, studying books, tapes and attending seminars of some of the finest trainers available. These include but are not limited to Tom Hopkins, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Dr. Dennis Waitley, Floyd Wickman. Norman Vincent Peale, Roger Dawson, Og Mandino, Dave Ramsey, Dr. Nido Qubein, Joel Osteen, Napolean Hill, Mark Sanborn, Randy Schwan Dr. Robert Schuller, Michael Gerber and Dale Carnegie, Joel Osteen and Joseph Prince.
Interfaith Hospitality Network, Habitat for Humanity, Promise Keepers, Lions International Melvin Jones Fellowship, Associate Member of Union County Association of the Blind, Bible Study Fellowship, Real Estate Educators Association, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, Somerset Hills Business Network, Honda Council of Sales Leadership, Every Man a Warrior Men’s Ministry, Hearts for Honduras.