Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. (Grandpappy)
|Year 1950||Year 1966||Year 1987||Year 1992||Year 2004|
|Age 1.5||Age 17||Age 38||Age 43||Age 55|
In addition to kidding around, my two favorite pastimes are writing and reading. Some of my favorite authors are Agatha Christie, Louis L'Amour, Hal Lindsey, Rex Stout, and Max Brand. I also enjoy card games such as bridge, hearts, and klondike.
I have one older brother (Randy - now deceased), one younger brother (Rick), and a younger sister (Tricia). My mother passed away when I was 21 and my father passed away when I was 64.
My educational background includes a High School Diploma from George Washington High School in Danville, Virginia (1967), and a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech (1971), and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Georgia State University (1985). I am a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.).
After college I spent 12 years working in the business sector, beginning as an Industrial Engineer and finishing as an Engineering Manager. I worked approximately three-years for Blue Bell, Inc. in Alabama and Oklahoma (Wrangler brand clothing), one-year for Itek, Inc. in Florida and Puerto Rico (glass and plastic optical lenses), five-years with Becton Dickinson in Florida (medical devices and pharmaceuticals), and three-years in Georgia with Stratton Industries, Inc. (commercial quality carpets).
Since 1984 I have been teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia (about 15 minutes north of Atlanta). I have taught courses in statistics, engineering basics, economics, marketing, accounting, work measurement, plant layout, quality control, and inventory control.
I also teach seminars, workshops, and continuing education courses on a regular basis in the United States and Canada. Since 1984 I have conducted over 400 seminars for Fortune 500 companies, government organizations, and foreign corporations. A short list of some of my previous clients includes: General Motors, Amoco Oil, Lockheed Martin, Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Delta Airlines, Medical Marketing Group, U.S. Can, Equifax, Marta, FedEx, Anheuser Busch, Home Depot, Motorola, and the United States Navy.
My publishing efforts have included nine computer software games (such as The Lost Crown of Queen Anne), a collection of Christian poems, several books (such as How to Survive and Thrive During Hard Times), and a contribution to the 2001 edition of Maynard's Industrial Engineering Handbook.
I am also listed in the 2010 edition of Who's Who in America and in the 2012 edition of Who's Who in the World.
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