Robert “Bob” Hillis is the founder, chief executive officer and president of Direct Supply. He founded the medical supply company in 1985.
Hillis serves on the board of directors for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and the board of regents at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Hillis attended the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and obtained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He also received an M.B.A. from Indiana University.
He is married to Jennifer (née Friedman).
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