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Bob Culmer earned his bachelors degree from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1970, and with a strong background in English and Physics, began as a technical writer. He soon moved to the team that developed Lone Star Gas Company's first HRIS, and headed the development of the personal employee benefits statement.

After several compensation and benefits management positions with ENSERCH Corporation organizations, he joined Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) as an executive compensation consultant. While at Peat Marwick he managed their $.25 million oil and gas survey of compensation and benefits from design through production. These were two of its most profitable years.

At Santa Fe Minerals he developed their first compensation program and made innovations to allow it to quickly incorporate the many small company acquisitions Santa Fe was making. Later Bob worked on the expatriate compensation as well as tax policy design and implementation for Santa Fe's international parent company.

He has developed successful compensation plans in a variety of industries, from base pay through incentive reward programs. The hallmark of these plans has been effective use of resources and simplicity of administration and communication.

Bob has given talks on the uses of computers in compensation, selling HR programs to top management and other topics in compensation and Human Resources to various business groups and chambers of commerce, including the Texas Assoc of Businesses and Chambers of Commerce, and The American Business Clubs. He has been a speaker at the Southwest Region Conference of the Society of Human Resource Management, and introduced speakers at the national conference of the American Compensation Association (now regrettably known as 'WorldAtWork'). [See Talks] He has developed and taught a variety of courses on wage and salary administration, bonus and incentive plans, benefits, payroll and budgeting for Richland College's Continuing Education Department. Bob was a regular guest on television discussing compensation on "The Business Place". He was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Compensation Association in 2000. He has been an independent consultant since 1991.

Active in the business and compensation professional communities, Bob is a member of WorldAtWork (American Compensation Association), and the North Texas Compensation Association. He is a member of the Ambassadors Committee for the Plano Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Past President of the Dallas Business Association, a group for business owners that was founded in 1973. Fulminata was named small business of the month at the Plano Chamber of Commerce.

Plano Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Month
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Experienced compensation professional with strong analytical, innovative and communications skills including development of base compensation programs, sales incentive and bonus compensation plans. Extensive experience with PC's, spreadsheets and databases.



1991 - Present

SANTA FE MINERALS - Compensation Manager

1983 - 1991


1981 - 1983

ENSERCH CORPORATION and subsidiaries

1970 - 1981

Education: BA, Carnegie-Mellon University - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Affiliations: American Compensation Association (now unfortuantely known as WorldatWork), North Texas Compensation Association, Plano Chamber of Commerce.

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A network of professionals and referrals are used as associates for consulting engagements where special experience or additional staff are required. Approximately a dozen different associates have been used on a contract or temporary basis over the years, and a network of related professionals numbering several dozen is currently in place. It is one of our strongest beliefs that anyone brought into an engagement must meet the our high standards of professionalism and client satisfaction.

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