About the Author
Bob Eaton is an Alumn of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations 2007 and former C.O.O. of Purchase Area Laundry Service, a healthcare laundry serving over 25 hospitals and nursing homes in Four states. He is currently serving the role of V.P.of Business Developement to NetPEO the nations largest Professional Employer Organization Brokerage.
His family goes back to the 1780′s in Perry County, and his roots are here in Southern Illinois. Bob left home in 1977 to go out in the corporate world which took him and his family to Orlando, FL. twice, Memphis, Tn. three times , Birmingham Alabama and Montgomery Alabama transferring all over the South for almost 20 years .
He moved back to Marion, IL. in 1995 and has been primarily selling H.R. related Consulting services particularly PEO Brokering along with managing several turnarounds of small businesses his most recent was the Purchase Area Laundry Service.
Bob has grown from a young Assistant Manager in the food service industry With Morrison’s Cafeterias and Arby’s to a H.R. Director and Regional Manager for a national automotive services chain Xpert Tune that grew from 12 to 277 stores, to Corporate Division Manager for Roto Rooter in Birmingham Alabama, and Chief Operating Officer of Purchase Area Laundry Service in Metropolis, IL. Bob worked personally for or with the following people during his career, Robby Outlaw, Morrisons, Mobile, AL. O.Mason Hawkins, Xpert Tune, Memphis, Tn.Russ Umphenour, Arby’s Atlanta, Ga. Rick Arquilla, Roto Rooter, Cincinnati, Ohio Ron Smith, Service Experts, Nashville, Tn.
Bob is the owner of Anchor Human Resources, LLC which is partnered with NetPEO Brokerage and management consulting company focused on small to midsized business turnarounds.
He has recently completed a book on management that will be available on this website in download titled, “Check your Drawers, and Other Timely Advice for Managers.” It is essentially street smarts for the new and experienced manager. The book has over 60 chapters with real life stories that illustrate principles and techniques he has learned and taught in management training classes over the last three decades.
Bob and Marsha Eaton