"Bob is a deep thinker and his insights, suggestions and humility are appreciated and always welcome," says McFarlin. "I can't thank Bob enough, nor can I imagine where we would be without Bob's engagement, help and support."
Mallet & Company was a market-leading North American provider of baking release agents that offered innovative products and capabilities to the food industry. Bob followed in his father's footsteps and served as president and CEO of Mallet & Company for nearly 30 years. Mallet & Company was acquired by Vantage global natural chemistry company in 2016.
Bob's father Louis Mallet graduated from Duquesne in 1940 with a degree in economics after nine years of tireless work. Louis' family was unable to afford the lump sum of tuition, so Duquesne worked out an informal tuition plan to help him pay for school. Louis worked hard to complete his degree, attending classes in the morning, selling yeast to bakeries in the afternoon, and studying in the evening.
He also launched Home Kitchen Company out of his mother's kitchen, developing innovative custom oil blends for the baking industry. Because of his entrepreneurial spirit, persistence and desire to succeed, the company-later renamed Mallet & Company-grew to become an international success.
AG亚美备用网址"Duquesne took a chance on my dad," says Mallet. "That's why I give to and volunteer in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. It has become one of the most rewarding experiences of my life."