Robin L. Petroelje


Board Chair

A Bit About Me

A proud father of four and grandfather of 15 (and counting?), I'm a farm boy at heart. Having been raised on a dairy farm, my wife, Sally, and I bought a small farm in western Illinois and built a home to welcome friends and family. It is a weekend “retreat” that provides a wonderful balance to the energy and demands of the consulting world.

Current Role

As Chair, Rob guides V3 Companies’ Board of Directors to develop and achieve the firm’s objectives and strategic philosophy and to meet its responsibilities to the firm’s owners and team members.

Experience & Education

Nearly a decade into his bright engineering career, in 1983 Rob made the leap to found SDI Consultants, the predecessor firm to V3. His vision was to assemble and develop a group of engineers and consultants who would gain broad exposure for their commitment to excellence in all aspects of professional services. Rob dedicated himself to building and leading a team of talented professionals who deliver comprehensive services to its clients and celebrate and reward team success, rather than those of individuals.

As the creator and keeper of V3’s Core Values, Rob serves as a mentor and sounding board to those within the firm regardless of their position. In addition to his role at V3, Rob has served on the boards of professional, public policy and faith-based institutions and has been active in a variety of non-profit organizations.

Rob has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University.