Bob Wolkwitz was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1944 and graduated in 1961 from New Dorp High School, Staten Island, N.Y. He started work in a landscaping company and later owned and operated a bookstore. In 1979, Bob began a career in plastics and chemicals with Philipp Brothers/Phibro Energy in New York City and Greenwich, Conn. He then joined MG Petrochemicals. He later founded Enserve International in Darien. In 1994, Enserve was acquired by Koch International, and Bob then became part of that organization. In 1999, Bob went to work for Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy in Wilton. He then joined Gama Polymers based in New York City and Istanbul, Turkey, and later worked at Noble Americas, Stamford, before retiring in 2012. Bob and his wife Robin
Ackerman live in Darien. He has four adult children and five grandchildren. He is a former drag racing driver and a member of National Hot Rod Association. He is a board member of the Darien Beautification Commission and enjoys gardening, fishing and travel.