Bob Friedrich began his work career as a teenager working in the family's mechanical contracting business. During the next ten years, Bob learned the necessity of precision in design and execution. After graduating from college Bob Joined the Army as an Infantry Officer. After completing his basic training Bob graduated from Ranger and Airborne Schools and joined the 101st Airborne Division. Bob's career included two tours in Vietnam, a tour in Iran, four years in Germany and tours at several posts in the United States. During Bob's career he became proficient in wood working, making different pieces of furniture for his family and friends.
Shortly after retiring Bob was offered the option to purchase Crescent Belt. Recognizing the similarity between working with wood and working with leather, Bob quickly expanded the leathers and styles offered from five leathers to now over fifteen different leathers. All of Crescent Belts leathers come from sustainable, non endangered sources.