Robert PasinChief Wagon Officer, Radio Flyer
Robert heads Radio Flyer Inc., the business founded by his grandfather in 1917. Radio Flyer is an iconic brand that holds a special place in people's hearts because it instantly transports them to a happy time — to the best parts of childhood. Robert works with a wonderful group of passionate "Flyers" whose mission is to create products that bring smiles to kids of all ages and to create warm memories that last a lifetime. Company sales have grown significantly as a result of Robert’s focus on building a highly committed and creative team. The product line has expanded beyond the iconic Little Red Wagon™ to include tricycles, scooters, and other ride-ons featuring innovative, beautiful, playful design. Robert is the Emmy winning producer of the animated short film, Taking Flight, and author of the national bestseller book, Radio Flyer: 100 Years of America’s Little Red Wagon.
In 1991, Robert earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Notre Dame, where he served as student body president. After graduation, Robert taught 6th grade in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood through the Amate House Young Adult Volunteer Program. In 1997, Robert completed his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
An avid runner, Robert has completed numerous marathons, including Boston and a 50-mile ultra. Robert’s favorite activities are creating family videos and playing with his four children in their backyard full of wagons, tricycles & other ride-on toys.
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” --Nelson Mandela
Favorite outdoor game as a kid:
Favorite childhood memory:
Family gatherings with my mom’s wonderful cooking and lots of laughter.
Favorite activity to do with your family:
Play in the backyard.
Favorite Radio Flyer Product:
I’d have to say the Model #18 Classic Red Wagon is my favorite product because of what it means to people. It can be anything you imagine it to be and it can take you anywhere you want to go.