Title: Professor, Industrial Engineering Consultant
Company: Kennesaw State University
Location: Ellijay, Georgia, United States
Robert Atkins, Industrial Engineering Consultant and Professor at Kennesaw State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in industrial engineering and higher education.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1972, Mr. Atkins started working as an industrial engineer for Blue Bell Inc. In 1975, he transitioned to Itek Inc., and in 1976, he became a senior industrial engineer at Becton Dickinson & Co., where he remained until 1981. After working as a manager of industrial engineering for Stratton Industries Inc., Mr. Atkins started as a professor at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) in 1984. In 1985, he earned a Master of Business Administration in marketing from Georgia State University. Later, after Kennesaw State University (KSU) merged with SPSU in 2014, he continued working as a professor, now for KSU. He has served as a professor of systems and industrial engineering for the university ever since.
Mr. Atkins boasts myriad professional certifications. He is a certified BOEING Advanced Quality Systems Instructor for Boeing Commercial Aircraft. He is also a certified KARAT Computerized Standards Systems Practitioner, a GSD Computerized Standards Systems Practitioner, an MTM instructor, and an MTM-1 practitioner, among several more certifications. In addition to his work as an engineering educator, Mr. Atkins has worked as an industrial engineering consultant for a variety of companies since 1982, including Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Anheuser-Busch, Delta Airlines, Equifax, FedEx, General Motors, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Company, Motorola, the United States Navy, among others. He has written many published works, including “Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering” in 2019 and “The Most Important Survival Skills of the 1800s” in 2017. As a testament to his success and experience, Mr. Atkins has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in America.
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