50 Years Ago This Month: Robert J. Sinclair Joined SAAB

Posted on 12. Mar, 2008 by in 2000-2009, Company, Orange, Connecticut

This month marks the 50 year anniversary since, the former President of Saab-Scania of America, Inc. Robert J. Sinclair began working with SAAB Motors, Inc.

1.jpgRobert “Uncle Bob” Sinclair has been instrumental in drumming up support both abroad and here in the United States since 1958 for what we now known as, the Saab brand, formerly Saab-Scania, and before that “Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget” or SAAB. From his early beginnings as a SAAB Sales representative reporting to Ralph T. Millet, working in New Haven as well as Orange, Connecticut as President of Saab-Scania of America, he has been involved in a lot of milestones for Saab.

Since he announced his retirement in 1991, Robert “Uncle Bob” Sinclair relocated from the Connecticut region and then moved out to Santa Barbara, California where he has lived ever since. Today, he continues to be on call as one of the most humble, yet well spoken, supportive and respected personalities in the global Saab community.

During the rest of this month, I plan on spending a good portion, covering a wide variety of content that hopefully begins to give us an idea of the significance and historical impact that he has had over the years, as well as the legacy he built, which, in my opinion, will be continued with the Saab brand, well into the future.

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3 Responses to “50 Years Ago This Month: Robert J. Sinclair Joined SAAB”

  1. Zach Wallace

    12. Mar, 2008

    Uncle Bob… I wish you were still the president of Saab…. Everything you did was perfect and you will always be remembered as the best president Saab ever had… at least to me 🙂 Hope to see you at SOC this year… We don’t make compromises, we make Saabs.

    Hope all is well!

    -Zach Wallace

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  2. Ben H

    12. Mar, 2008

    Saab should consider a model line, like a luxo package named after him for the U.S. market.

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    […] Since “Uncle Bob” Sinclair, the former President of Saab-Scania of America, has been living and enjoying the great weather out in California over the years, he has participated in a number of events since that time. I think it is important to not only highlight all of the recognizable accomplishments he has involved in, but to also showcase all of the “other” activities that he has been involved during and after his time with Saab. […]

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