Bob Birdsong is an active and passionate member of the Deerfield Beach business community. The President and CEO of OK Generators, he moved to South Florida at the age of 7 and attended Nova Middle and High schools. He went on to become a Michigan State University Spartan, but left after being accepted into the United States Naval Academy. He served 10 years in the Navy as the Engineering Officer on the USS Narwhal, SSN 671, and as an Instructor and Division Officer at Naval Nuclear Power School and Naval Nuclear Field “A” School. Upon leaving the Navy in 1990, he went to work for OK Generators. Bob purchased the company with a partner in 1998 and bought out the partner in 2004. He completed second degree in Electrical Technologies from NYU in 2003.
In addition to his ownership of OK Generators, Bob is involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors and local boards, and has been recognized for his military service, career and charitable work. For Bob, Deerfield Beach is the hidden gem in South Florida for business and economic development: “It’s a perfect blend of accessibility, recreation and economic potential. Deerfield Beach is a paradise and an ideal location for any size business considering relocating. We have the most undeveloped commercial/industrial land of any city in Broward County, and we also have the beach and every major highway in South Florida directly intersecting with DFB. It is a city dedicated to economic development.”