Robert Miller, a 1976 graduate of Southmont High School, was the ninth investor in The Paper of Montgomery County and The Weekly of West Central Indiana and the second of four investors to come to work for the company full-time. Currently, Mr. Miller is the vice president and director of strategic planning and integration for The Paper and The Weekly of West-Central Indiana.
"This opportunity to be involved as part owner of a local business to help spur / develop employment and give back to the community at the same time is a win-win situation," Miller said. "The Paper is an avenue to talk about the positive image of Montgomery County and what the people here contribute every day of their lives. So much is contributed in this county every day that we need this new venue so everyone can be made aware of all the efforts of the people who live here in Montgomery County."
Miller, 47, is a life-long resident of Montgomery County. After Southmont, he received an Electronics Engineering Technology degree from ITT Technical Institute. He was very involved in school activities, including clubs, sports and the marching and concert bands.
After completing 10 years of 4-H and participating as a Junior Leader officer at the county and state level, he was chosen for National 4-H Club Congress and as a candidate for the International Four-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) program. During the IFYE program he spent six months engaging in Hungarian culture while he worked in various aspects of agriculture in Eastern Europe.
After he returned to the states, he worked with Ransburg Corp. in Indianapolis, which led to opportunities to start Automation Technical Specialist Inc. which specialized in installation and programming of automated robotic welding systems. After 11 years this business was merged into Cybo Robots.
He is also engaged in a farming operation primarily in Walnut Township. He has been a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church of Shannondale for 35 years, serving as an elder, clerk of session and leads the Sunday morning adult study hour. Other affiliations include the Burning Hearts Emmaus/Chrysalis Community of West Central Indiana, Pisgah Cemetery Association Board member and South Montgomery School Building Corporation member.
Miller is married to Susan Biddle and they have two sons, Ethan and Evan. They reside in east central Montgomery County.