CEO Bob Ranck.

Chief Executive Officer – John “Bob” Ranck

John “Bob” Ranck joined Orbis International in 2016.

He came to Orbis with more than 30 years of experience as strategist, leader, and manager in a career that spans across military, manufacturing and small business sectors. In his most recent appointments prior to joining Orbis, Ranck was Senior Vice President of Government Programs & Sales at Gulfstream Aerospace and Vice President of Business Development at Integrated Systems Solutions (ISS) a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business.

As a military chief executive in the United States Air Force, he led military units in domestic and international flying operations, spearheaded emergency relief in the third world and the U.S., engaged in public relations/advocacy efforts and championed change management activities.

Bob Ranck smiling with eye patient Yongu.

CEO Bob Ranck and patient Yongu pose together during a Flying Eye Hospital program in September 2016.

Ranck is also a pilot and is qualified to fly the KC-10, a variant of the DC-10 aircraft that currently houses the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital. At Orbis, Bob provides the vision and leadership that guide operations and ensures the fulfillment of the Orbis mission.

He also drives the execution of organizational strategies and oversees the strategic, fundraising, programmatic, human resource and financial operations and acts as Orbis’s chief spokesperson and representative with donors, policymakers, partners and the global health community. Bob holds an M.S. degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College and a M.S. degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University.