Bob Karschnia is CEO and President of Sentient Energy.
Bob leads the Sentient Energy team, focusing on customer partnership and success, new solutions development, and overall company strategy. Prior to joining Sentient Energy Bob was the vice president and general manager of Emerson Automation Solutions’ Pervasive Sensing business. There he helped create, grow, and lead Emerson’s pervasive sensing product/software/solution/service offerings and coordinated the Industrial Internet of Things initiatives across the company. Early in the development of wireless technology, Bob drove the standardization of the WirelessHART communications protocol and helped define new technologies aimed at solving reliability, efficiency, environment and safety problems in the industry.
Before joining Emerson, Bob developed rotating equipment control systems at Compressor Controls Corporation and satellite control systems for Lockheed Martin. He also served as an officer in the United States Air Force working on satellite control and communications systems.