Bio

bio-img1Robert Sarkisian, Founder & President

The heart and soul of the Nantucket Beach Chair Company, Robert manages every aspect of the family-run business, from design and manufacturing to sales and distribution. A year-round resident of Nantucket, Robert is active in the community he loves, serving on the board of the Nantucket Lighthouse School and volunteering as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nantucket as well as with The Boys and Girls Club of Nantucket. He also serves as Chairman of the Deacon and Church Life Board for the (Life Board for the First Congregational Church). Robert holds a B.A. in Business from The Ohio State University.

bio-img2Sarkis Sarkisian, Co-Founder & Design Engineer

A retired engineer with over 35 years of experience, Sarkis used his design and sourcing expertise to help his son create “the Ultimate Nantucket Beach Chair.” When he’s not conceiving design refinements or new chair models, he can often be found in the workshop happily assembling chairs for shipment to customers. A Korean Conflict veteran, Sarkis holds an Associate’s Degree in Electronics from Northeastern University, and a B.S. in Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.