Robert F. Brown, Jr.
Class of 1981
Bob was a gifted athlete and scholar, playing football, basketball, baseball, track and wrestling during his Chelmsford years. At Chelmsford High School, football became his passion. During his tenure from (1978-1981), he was twice named an All-Scholastic and All-Conference player and nominated as Co-Captain for his senior season. He was nominated and played as an All-Star in the Shriners All-Star Football Classic and the Harry Agganis Classic.
As a contributor and leader on the CHS gridiron, he is seen by many to be one of the most accomplished offensive linemen in CHS history. Bob was awarded the prestigious “Blue Chip All-American his senior year playing for the Lions.
Bob attended the University of Pittsburgh (1981-1985) on a full athletic scholarship, carrying a full academic course load to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management as well as a minor in English Composition, while competing in the highest level of collegiate athletics as a Division 1 Football playing five seasons as a starting offensive lineman for Pitt.
During his career at the University of Pittsburgh Bob was fortunate to play alongside several notable athletes including Hall of Famers Dan Marino and Chris Doleman along with NFL legends Bill Mass, Bill Fralic, Tony Siragusa and Craig “Iron-Head” Heyward. In 5 seasons with the Panthers Bob’s teams finished nationally ranked within the top 20 teams 3 times (twice in the top 10) against top ranked opponents fielding players such as Herschel Walker, Eric Dickerson, Tony Casillas, Brian Bozworth and Reggie White. Bob also played in 3 post-season appearances for Pitt in the Sugar, Cotton, and Fiesta Bowls during his tenure.
His academic performance was equally as impressive as he enrolled in primarily night classes in order to maintain grueling year-round training, meetings and heavy fall and winter competitive season and travel schedule.
Bob has been successful professionally in business and has helped to provide the infrastructures to support communities and businesses throughout New England. Beginning with his family’s business, Chelmsford Forms, which he began working for as soon as he could swing a hammer, he eventually purchased, along with CHS classmate Dave Oliver, the company and served as president for 13 years. His career has evolved to present day where he is Chief Operations Officer for a company he co-founded, Waveguide.
After leaving the construction business, he worked several years in the tree service industry before moving on to his most recent professional endeavor. In 1998, he became a co-founded at Waveguide, a privately owned fiber optic telecommunications contractor, now based in Nashua, NH. Waveguide is an installation and service company, which currently employs close to 100 people. The company operates throughout the continental US and has delivered extensive services recently in Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, New Mexico as well as New England. Under his leadership, Waveguide has enjoyed considerable success being named to INC Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation in 2009, 2012, and 2013, as well as being #1 in NH in 2013.
These accomplishments have enabled Bob, along with his wife Jen to give back to their communities and to those in need.
Robert has been committed to his local community and hometown of Chelmsford, by volunteering his time, talent and service in ways that tie together his past and present. He has donated his time and experience to the youth sports he participated in as a student in Chelmsford, finanically created a scholarship for (student athletes), provides time and equipment to support the technological needs of the town’s public schools and playing fields to better the quality of life and opportuntities for the town’s youth.