Instructors

Professor Robert Ludrick (CQE, CQA, CQT, CSSBB)

Professor Robert Ludrick
Professor Robert Ludrick

Rludrick8888@gmail.com

Robert Anderson-Ludrick has been an adjunct professor at Bellevue University, in Bellevue, Nebraska where he has taught Statistics, Business Modeling, and Quality Management in the College of Business. He is President of Project Deep, Inc., a non-profit corporation specializing in educating and sponsoring students for experiential internships. Robert is retired from corporate business where he served in numerous management, industrial engineering, quality, and continuous improvement positions over a 45 year career. He is a senior member of ASQ who has participated in ASQsponsored workshops to write Black Belt and Master Black Belt Certification Exams. He currently serves as the Chairman of the local 1302 chapter and is a member of the Omaha Lean Consortium. Robert graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, served in the US Army, and has a MS in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University. Robert holds the following certifications: ASQ Certified MBB, CSSBB, CQE, CMQ/OE, CA, Lean Sensei


Professor Rick Pennington (CMQ/OE)

Professor Rick Pennington
Professor Rick Pennington

ripennington@bellevue.edu

Rick Pennington spent 29 years at Valmont Industries’ Irrigation division in Valley, Nebraska. His corporate and manufacturing career included production operations, manufacturing engineering, technical writing, and quality management. He has used his global experience in teaching supply chain and quality management courses at Bellevue University over the past six years, and joined Bellevue University’s College of Business full time in July 2017. His enthusiasm for quality management and supply chain was integrated into training classes at Valmont and the online ASQ CMQ/OE exam preparation course developed to prepare students for ASQ certification exams – his success rate has been greater than 88%. Rick is a Senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and holds CMQ/OE and CQE certifications. He holds a BS in Industrial Technology from the University of Nebraska – Omaha and Lincoln, MBA from Bellevue University (NE), and DBA from Northcentral University (Phoenix, AZ).

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