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New Upshur County Development Authority Director Named

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BUCKHANNON - The Upshur County Economic Development Authority on Wednesday named a new director.

Rob Hinton will assume duties as executive director on August 8.

Hinton has been a business coach since 2011 with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center.

Hinton also founded 'Farm Opportunity Day', bringing business resources to farm owners in the state.

Prior to the SBDC, Robert was a graduate assistant at West Virginia Wesleyan College as an assistant football coach and adjunct instructor for the exercise science department. During that time, Robert also contracted with Kohler Coating in Canton, Ohio, a leading machine manufacturer in the paper and corrugating industry, which lead to the position of Director of Sales for North America following graduation.

Late in 2004 Robert developed his first business concept and in 2005 opened the doors to Performance Health Systems, a 15,000 square foot personal training and sport performance facility. As an owner, Robert trained professional, collegiate, and high school athletes in addition to providing wellness programs for people of all ages. 

 Hinton created accredited internships for students at the University of Akron. In 2008 Akron, Ohio Chamber of Commerce named Hinton a finalist for “Akron Entrepreneur-of-the-Year.”

Robert earned a bachelor of education from Glenville State College, Master of Science from Cal U of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Robert resides in Buckhannon with his wife, Jackie and their daughter Reagan.

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