Robert Harrison (Bob) was a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised on the Standing Rock reservation at Fort Yates, North Dakota. He founded Red Cloud Food Service in 1998 and was the sole owner thru January 2021, when he passed.
Bob led the company through its evolution from a local packaging broker, to a regional food distributor and now, a national and international marketer of Standing Rock food products. Under Bob's leadership, Red Cloud expanded into military and the mass channel categories. Today, Red Cloud is viewed as one of the top performing suppliers to the Prime Vendor program for the United States Military stationed around the world.
He was active in the American Indian Business Leadership organization (AIBL), which supports the economic growth of tribes and Indian owned businesses. Red Cloud is proud to be the recipient of the "American Indian Business of the Year Award" for 2009 given by the National Center for American Indian Economic Development (NCAIED).