Robert (Rob) Goodale is the founder of 1st Order Solutions, an independent sales firm. Before founding 1st Order, Rob worked at Fastening Systems International (FSI) supporting the efforts of the U.S. Armed Services. Through quality tool distribution and support, he offered fasteners, sheet metal, and composite repair tooling to the aerospace and commercial industries. Rob retired in 2009 after 20 years of service to the United States Marine Corps as an H-1 aviation Flight Line mechanic. Rob holds an MS in Aeronautical Science and Project Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.