Bob Gore standing at a chalkboard.

Inventor, Leader and Philanthropist

Bob Gore, whose scientific discoveries spawned GORE-TEX Outerwear and paved the way for advancements in industries as varied as performance fabrics, medical devices, space exploration and filtration, assumed the chairman emeritus role in 2018 after 57 years of service on the Gore board, 30 of those as chairman. Bob also served as president of Gore from 1976 to 2000.

Below are condolence messages and memories that were submitted after Bob's passing in September 2020.