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Robert Terry Schwartz, American Professional association executive. Recipient Project of Merit award Industrial Design Magazine, 1985, Certified of Achievement, American Red Cross, 1988, Louis B. Tiffany award American Red Cross, 1987, numerous others; National Endowment for the Arts grantee, 1984, 92, 94; Environmental Protection Agency grantee, 1992.


Schwartz, Robert Terry was born on September 29, 1950 in Irvington, New Jersey, United States. Son of Edward Herman and Harriet Selma (Rosenstein) Schwartz.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City The Art Institute of Chicago, 1973; M of Industrial Design, Rhode Island School Design, 1975.


Red Cross project director Rhode Island School Design, Providence, 1975-1976. Head industrial design/architecture Red Cross National Headquarters, Washington, 1976-1988. Director science and technical Health Industry Manufacturers Association, 1988-1990.

Executive director, chief operating officer Worldesign Foundation, Great Falls, Virginia, 1990-1996, Industrial Designers Society of America, Great Falls, 1990-1999. Director industrial design Motorola, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1999—2003. Vice president new product development Levolor Kirsch, High Point, North Carolina, 2003.

Associate director global design organization Procter and Gamble, 2003—2007. General manager Global Design General Electric HealthCare. Provider expert testimony before Congress, 1994, commencement address, Kansas City Art Institute, 1995.

Official delegate to National Medal of Arts Ceremonies, 1997-1998. Official state delegate for Maryland and Virginia, National Arts Advocacy Days, 1997-1999. Senior technical advisor to Peoples Republic of China, United Nations, 1998.

Appointed to curriculum advisory board, College Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, since 1999. Visiting associate professor design, University Cincinnati.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals. Presenter in field. Holder 5 patents, 1 trademark.


Member American Society Association Executives, Greater Washington Society Association Executives, Am.Design Council (official representative).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Edison antiquities collecting, sailing. E-mail: idsabob@erols.com.


Married Carol Fawn Mullenix, July 27, 1975. Children: Zachary Jacob, Allison Lizabeth.

Edward Herman Schwartz

Harriet Selma (Rosenstein) Schwartz

Carol Fawn Mullenix

Allison Lizabeth Schwartz

Zachary Jacob Schwartz