Fourth-generation Californian Bob Ducommun is a director of Ducommun Incorporated, which is the oldest ongoing business in California,. It was founded in Los Angeles as a general store and trade station by his great-grandfather in 1849. Today the company manufactures high-tolerance metal, composite, and electronic parts for the aerospace industry. Bob is chairman of the company’s corporate governance and nominating committee, and serves as a member of its audit committee.
Bob graduated from Stanford in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in History. He went on to the Harvard Business School, from where he graduated in 1978. He lives in New York City with his wife, Lynn, and three daughters. Along with his sister, Electra, he has been active in the University’s development activities for many years, supporting initiatives in undergraduate education, the School of Education, the Cantor Arts Center, and the Bill Lane Center for the American West. Bob also serves as a trustee of several nonprofit organizations including The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and The Episcopal School in New York City. He was a trustee of St. George’s School in Newport, R.I., where he served as the board treasurer for 15 years.