Robert (Bob) L. Fregolle, Jr.

BBA '79
Co-owner & Operating Partner
Daytona Tortugas Class-A Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds

Career Background

Bob was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA, in January of 1957. Upon graduation from the University of Michigan Business School (BBA) in 1979, he went straight to work for Procter & Gamble in their Food Sales division.

After numerous assignments in the U.S., he and his young family moved to Warsaw, Poland, where Bob became the first Sales Manager of P&G Polska as P&G entered Eastern Europe in 1991. Three years later he was named Sales Director for the Central & Eastern European Division encompassing what was the former USSR, Warsaw Pact countries and down through the Balkans.

Following this assignment, he was named Vice President of P&G’s Europe, Middle East & Africa Customer Marketing Department and shortly thereafter Vice President of Sales for the Tissue & Towel Global Business Unit. These assignments led the Fregolle family from Warsaw to Frankfurt to Brussels and Geneva.

In 2000, Bob was named Vice President of P&G’s Greater China Sales Department responsible for all sales & distribution, customer marketing, and customer logistics across the three markets of Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong where he lived in Guangzhou, PRC. While in Guangzhou with his wife, Lori, and his two children, Bob established Guangzhou’s first- ever “Little League” baseball league for children ages 5-14. In 2003, Bob returned to Geneva as Vice President, Sales for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa. In the summer of 2008, Bob moved to Singapore as Vice President, Sales Asia.

In February of 2009, Bob was elected to his last assignment at P&G, Global Sales Officer, where he led/was responsible for the +15,000 person sales force and $84B in sales for P&G. Bob retired from the Company after his wonderful 35 year career with P&G in July of 2014.

In summer 2015, Bob joined the new ownership group of the Tortugas. The Daytona Tortugas are a Minor League professional baseball team based in Daytona Beach, Florida. They play in the Florida State League and are the Class-A Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. The Tortugas play at Jackie Robinson Ballpark which opened in 1930, seating 4,200 fans. Of historical note, "The Jack" was the site of the first racially integrated game in professional baseball history. It was an exhibition game in which Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball "color barrier" on March 17, 1946 when he played for the Montreal Royals, a Dodger's Affiliate, in Florida.

The team’s mission is to provide Volusia County, Florida (and all who visit it!), affordable, family-friendly entertainment, while hosting the Cincinnati Reds of the future. Sitting in our historic stands takes you back to a time when life was simpler, the crack of the bat could be heard in all corners of the stadium, and you could enjoy a well-played professional baseball game in a family friendly, affordable way. Please come out to a game with us, meet Shelldon and Shelley, our Tortugas Mascots, enjoy a hot dog and a cold refreshment, and root on the Tugas!

In addition to sitting on the Ross School Advisory Board, Bob is a Vice-Chair and Chair of the Advancement Committee on the Board of the Cincinnati Museum Center, formerly on the Steering Committee for the Minor League Baseball PAC, is a member of his Parish Council, and is co-chair of the Tortugas Care Charity Foundation.

When not working, Bob and his family love cycling/exercising, scuba diving, snow skiing, hunting/fishing, traveling, baseball, and anything that has to do with the University of Michigan!