Rob Barber, VP Modular Systems + R&D
LEADER • DESIGNER • SPEAKER • CREATIVE STRATEGIC THINKER
Since joining ATOMIC in 2010, Rob Barber, Vice President of Modular Systems + R&D, has been instrumental in leading ATOMIC’s product development efforts and propelling ATOMIC to be an industry leader in modular scenic stage products.
He and his team have introduced over 100 new products and several patented product lines, including Modular SuperLever, FASTwall, and SuperZipper. His team celebrates 13 industry-related design awards and multiple patents.
In addition to leading Modular Systems at ATOMIC’s headquarters in Lititz, PA, Rob has extended ATOMIC’s product reach by launching ATOMIC Modular Systems in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Frankfurt and by building lease partnerships around the globe.
Clients include an extensive list of entertainment and media brands such as iHeartRadio, MTV, FOX Sports, NBC, Warner Bros. Discovery, Hulu, The Talk, and Ellen, and tours for artists like Madonna, Usher, Elton John, Miranda Lambert and Mötley Crüe.
Additionally, Rob has spoken both nationally and internationally throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia on a variety of topics including leadership and creativity.
Prior to ATOMIC, Rob was part of development team for Eggland’s Best Eggs and developed and patented the technology for printing on eggs, as well as designed the technology for environmentally controlled poultry houses.
He has a formal education in fine woodworking, computer science, and business management…an oddly weird and perfect fit for ATOMIC.
Rob serves nationally on the Advisory Board of the Parnelli Awards, which recognizes high-level achievement in the Concert Touring and Live Event industries. Locally, Rob was recently awarded the Medal of Honor from the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. An award honoring those who have made significant achievements in the fields of art, design, and creativity.
|May 2022||New York, NY||Interior Design Magazine||Spacekit Feature (pg. 46)|
|March 2022||New York, NY||Office Insight Print||Spacekit’s Modular Wall Art (pg. 13)|
|March 2022||New York, NY||Office Insight Online||Spacekit’s Modular Wall Art|
|January 2022||Philadelphia, PA||Connected Design||Podcast|
|January 2022||North Liberty, IA||FDM+C Magazine||ATOMIC Blasts into Residential Market|
|October 2021||Chicago, IL||NeoCon||Commercial Art Installation|
|July 2021||New York, NY||Aspire Magazine||Maker Monday|
|July 2021||Miami, FL||Be Well TV||The Business of Creatives|
|April 2021||Lititz, PA||Spacekit||Who We Are|
|April 2023||Frankfurt, Germany||Pro Light & Sound||How You WOW|
|March 2023||Orlando, FL||The Special Event||How You WOW|
|January 2023||Edmonton, Canada||Go West 23||How You WOW|
|January 2023||Warren, VT||Abundance Leadership Conference||Keynote – The Big Pause…|
|June 2022||San Francisco, CA||MPI WEC||How You WOW|
|June 2022||Frankfurt, Germany||IMEX Frankfurt||How You WOW|
|May 2022||Anaheim, CA||The Special Event||Spare a Square – The Business of Collaboration|
|January 2022||Killington, VT||Abundance Leadership Conference||Keynote – The Big Pause…Same Team, New Dreams|
|July 2021||Miami, FL||The Special Event 2021||The Big Pause…Same Team, New Dreams|
|June 2020||Las Vegas, NV (COVID Cancelled)||InfoComm 2020||Creativity in Three Acts|
|May 2020||Frankfurt, Germany (COVID Cancelled)||IMEX Frankfurt||Creativity in Three Acts|
|November 2019||Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore||The Special event Asia||The Changing Landscape of Experiential Events:|
Design Thinking for Event Curation
|October 2019||Rock Lititz, Lancaster, PA||AIA Central PA Architects Conference and Expo & Excellence in Design Awards||Keynote, “Creativity in Three Acts”|
|May 2019||Lancaster, PA||PA College of Art & Design||Commencement Speech|
|April 2019||Frankfurt, Germany||Prolight + Sound||Keys to a Successful Show|
|April 2019||Frankfurt, Germany||Prolight + Sound||Technology Panel Discussion|
|April 201||Frankfurt, Germany||Prolight + Sound||Technology Panel Discussion|
|March 2019||Louisville, KY||USITT||Keys to a Successful Show|
|February 2019||New Hope, PA||Heroic Public Speaking||Training Completed|
|February 2019||Los Angeles, CA||Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association Conference||Keys to a Successful Show|
|January 2019||San Diego, CA||The Special Event||Keys to a Successful Show|
|August 2018||Denver, CO||ILEA Live Conference||20 Tips to a Successful Show|
|April 2018||Frankfurt, Germany||Prolight + Sound||Keys to a Successful Show|
|April 2018||United Arab Emirates, Dubai||MESE Conference||20 Tips to a Successful Show|
|February 2018||New Orleans, LA||The Special Event||20 Tips to a Successful Show|
|August 2017||Edmonton, Canada||ILEA Live Conference||Design Thinking Workshop|
|2019||Medal of Honor||Rob Barber, Recipient||PA College of Art & Design|
|2017||Best New Product Award||un-Panel||WFX|
|2016||Best New Product Award||FABlok||WFX|
|2016||Best Industry Innovation||FASTwall||ILEA Espirit Awards|
|2015||Best New Staging Award||FASTwall||WFX|
|2015||Rental Company of the Year||Spotlight Award||Event Solutions|
|2015||Best New Product||Big Apple Awards||ILEA|
|2014||Best New Event Product||SuperWall||BizBash Event Style Awards|
|2014||Best New Product Award||SuperWall||WFX|