Rob Barber, VP Modular Systems + R&D

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Since joining ATOMIC in 2010 as vice president of Modular Systems, Rob has implemented fundamental changes in the scenic rental industry while staying true to ATOMIC’s “Packs small, plays BIG” mantra. At ATOMIC, Rob has introduced over 70 new products and several new patented product lines, including Modular SuperLever, FASTwall, and SuperZipper. Rob also oversees the ATOMIC R&D efforts with a focus on new and never-been-done-before innovative modular product creations.

In addition to world headquarters in Lititz, PA, Rob and his team have successfully launched locations in Los Angeles, Miami, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Singapore. 

Rob comes to ATOMIC with 25 years of executive leadership in technology and systems implementation and has developed the technology of printing on eggs, as well as environmentally controlled poultry houses, and all sorts of other “really weird chicken things.” Rob claims to know more about chickens and eggs than 99.9% of the world’s population. He has a formal education in fine woodworking and business management…an oddly weird and perfect fit for ATOMIC. 

Rob was recently awarded the Medal of Honor from the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. This inaugural award honors those who have made significant achievements in the fields of art, design, creativity, culture, education and their communities. Locally, Rob is an active community leader, with positions including Board of Directors, Lancaster Office of Promotions; Advisory Board of the Parnelli Awards; Co-Founder, Leaders Circle Scholarship Committee.


May 2022New York, NYInterior Design MagazineSpacekit Feature (pg. 46)
March 2022New York, NYOffice Insight PrintSpacekit’s Modular Wall Art (pg. 13)
March 2022New York, NYOffice Insight OnlineSpacekit’s Modular Wall Art
January 2022Philadelphia, PAConnected DesignPodcast
January 2022North Liberty, IAFDM+C MagazineATOMIC Blasts into Residential Market
October 2021Chicago, ILNeoConCommercial Art Installation
July 2021New York, NYAspire MagazineMaker Monday
July 2021Miami, FLBe Well TVThe Business of Creatives
April 2021Lititz, PASpacekitWho We Are

Speaking Engagements

June 2022San Francisco, CAMPI WECHow You WOW
June 2022Frankfurt, GermanyIMEX FrankfurtHow You WOW
May 2022Anaheim, CAThe Special EventSpare a Square – The Business of Collaboration
January 2022Killington, VTAbundance Leadership ConferenceKeynote – The Big Pause…Same Team, New Dreams
July 2021Miami, FLThe Special Event 2021 The Big Pause…Same Team, New Dreams
June 2020Las Vegas, NV (COVID Cancelled)InfoComm 2020Creativity in Three Acts
May 2020Frankfurt, Germany (COVID Cancelled)IMEX FrankfurtCreativity in Three Acts
November 2019Resorts World Sentosa, SingaporeThe Special event AsiaThe Changing Landscape of Experiential Events:
Design Thinking for Event Curation
October 2019Rock Lititz, Lancaster, PAAIA Central PA Architects Conference and Expo & Excellence in Design AwardsKeynote, “Creativity in Three Acts”
May 2019Lancaster, PA PA College of Art & DesignCommencement Speech  
April 2019                Frankfurt, GermanyProlight + SoundKeys to a Successful Show
April 2019Frankfurt, Germany Prolight + SoundTechnology Panel Discussion
April 201Frankfurt, GermanyProlight + SoundTechnology Panel Discussion
March 2019Louisville, KY  USITT   Keys to a Successful Show
February  2019New Hope, PAHeroic Public SpeakingTraining Completed
February  2019Los Angeles, CABoutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association ConferenceKeys to a Successful Show
January 2019San Diego, CA  The Special Event Keys to a Successful Show
August 2018Denver, COILEA Live Conference 20 Tips to a Successful Show
April 2018Frankfurt, GermanyProlight + SoundKeys to a Successful Show
April  2018United Arab Emirates, Dubai MESE Conference20 Tips to a Successful Show
February 2018New Orleans, LA The Special Event 20 Tips to a Successful Show
August 2017 Edmonton, CanadaILEA Live Conference Design Thinking Workshop


2019Medal of HonorRob Barber, Recipient   PA College of Art & Design
2017Best New Product Award un-PanelWFX
2016    Best New Product AwardFABlok  WFX
2016 Best Industry InnovationFASTwallILEA Espirit Awards
2016Patent GrantedSuperZipperUSPTO
2015Best New Staging AwardFASTwallWFX
2015Rental Company of the YearSpotlight AwardEvent Solutions
2015Best New ProductBig Apple AwardsILEA
2014Best New Event ProductSuperWallBizBash Event Style Awards
2014Best New Product AwardSuperWallWFX