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Jun 15, 2012 | Atlanta, GA
The Father's Day Council of Atlanta has selected Robert (Bob) Stargel, Jr. (BEE '83) as one of four recipients of the 2012 Father of the Year Award. Selected for being an outstanding businessman, a leader in the community, and a great father, Mr. Stargel and his co-recipients were honored at the Intercontinental Buckhead on June 14. The dinner is a benefit for the American Diabetes Association and its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Mr. Stargel is the vice president of Global Nonwovens at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. In his role, he oversees the development, commercialization, and supply of materials used to support Kimberly-Clark's branded personal health and hygiene products. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Mr. Stargel is on the board of the Peachtree Regional FIRST Robotics Division, the finance committee for the Georgia Council of Economics Education, and the advisory boards for the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering program and the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech. He is also on the executive committee of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. He is married to Jocelyn (Cooper) Stargel, who is also a graduate of Georgia Tech.
Since 1999, the American Diabetes Association has partnered with the National Father's Day Council to host the Father of the Year Awards dinner. Each year, these two organizations recognize numerous men from across the nation for the outstanding strength, commitment, and love that they exhibit as fathers. These men have not only attained success in their chosen field or endeavor, but also teach their children well and serve as good citizens and members of the community.