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The Fusion Factor Team

Captain Bob Bob Kustka
A former HR executive at The Gillette Company and founder of, Bob works as an HR/Management consultant for companies like W.B. Mason, Draper Laboratories, and Fidelity Investments. Bob uses his unique HR experiences to help you develop people strategies that fuse with your business plan to make you money. From hiring, to recruiting, to developing new managers, Bob's ahead-of-the-curve insights provide the edge you need to keep your bottom-line razor sharp, and your company continuously moving three steps ahead of the competition.
In his twenty-five years at The Gillette Company, Bob contributed to successful launches of Gillette's biggest products, including the Sensor and Mach III razor, and was responsible for developing their global leadership program. Now, as the creator of Fusion Factor, Bob adapts the techniques he honed at Gillette to the unique needs of entrepreneurs and growing businesses, implementing HR strategies that help them protect and maximize ROI from their most important asset: people. Bob is also the Co-founder of, the only HR Development Forum of its kind for the Retail Automotive industry. He is also the creator of the Right Here Right Now™ program, a unique training solution for office productivity.
Bob has a B.S. in Management from Boston College and an M.S. in Training and Development from Lesley University. He has been adjunct faculty at Boston University, Babson College, and Lesley University. Bob is a coach in the Babson College Leadership Development and Coaching Program and has been an instructor for the Society of Human Resource Management SPHR certification program.
Chuck Honnet Chuck Honnet
Chuck joined Fusion Factor as Principal, Executive Development in 2003 and brings over 20 years of experience in consumer package goods companies with both Gillette and S.C. Johnson. He has held a variety of leadership and team roles and international positions including marketing directorships in Europe, Japan and the US.
Prior to joining Fusion Factor, Chuck was Vice President of Global Business Management for Gillette leading a turnaround of their personal care business.
Chuck has designed and delivered programs in capability development for Unilever, SABMiller, Nokia, Pepsi and Novartis.
Chuck graduated from Cornell University in History and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He's a certified empowerment trainer and has attended the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado (USA). Volunteer work includes coaching for City Year, a youth service organization, and marketing advising for Athena, a women's entrepreneurial organization affiliated with the US Chamber of Commerce. Chuck is also a certified facilitator for the Right Here Right Now™ program.
David Bashaw David Bashaw
David has over 25 years experience in top-level Management and Marketing roles. As Gillette's President/GM in Japan, and Europe Group Business VP, he offers a diverse and unique base of knowledge and experience. Living and working in England, Switzerland, and Japan for 10 years provided him with a solid foundation in International Business, and a rich multi-cultural perspective.
A results-driven executive, David built an excellent track record of delivering sales and profit growth, building market share, and achieving business objectives. Known and rated highly for strong marketing and strategic skills, exceptional people development, and an effective communicator/presenter, he led major business turnarounds across multiple business segments and geographies during his time with SC Johnson & Sons, The Gillette Company, and Procter & Gamble.
David has a B.S. with a double major in Marketing and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and was in the MBA program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. David now has his own consulting business, and is a certified facilitator for the Right Here Right Now program. He also works has a facilitator for The Board Forum CEO Roundtable, working with small/medium business CEO's. His volunteer work includes various roles as a coach, umpire, treasurer, and VP Board Member for Little League baseball, Youth Soccer, and Youth Basketball. He also served as Co-President for the Parents Counsel of the TASIS School Campus in Thorpe, England.

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