Robert Heist

Robert E. Heist
Vice President of Petra Board of Directors

Bob comes to Petra with over 35 years experience in engineering, project management, real estate development, construction management, and facilities management in both the public and private sectors.

Bob holds a B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Certified Facilities Manager, Certified Professional Services Marketer, and LEED Green Associate.

Bob is a key board advisor of the Steel Town Village Development Team.  He is recently retired from Barry Isett & Associates (BIA), a multi-discipline firm. He served as the Key Client Manager for numerous projects and was the office manager.  Prior to joining BIA Bob was the QVC, Network, Inc. Director, Facilities & Real Estate.

Bob has extensive personal experience in the municipal and public service sector.  Highlights include:  East Vincent Township, Chester County, PA:Township Manager and member of the Planning Commission.  New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, PA: Member of the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission.  Pennhurst Regional Development Authority, Chester County, PA:  Chairman for 4 communities which surrounded the 165 acre site.  Roboda Community Association, Royersford, PA:  Board Member and Chair of Architectural Committee.