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Dr. Larry M. Roderick, P. E.

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Technology
Tarleton State University
Box T-0400
Stephenville, TX 76402
Phone: (254) 968-9010 or (254) 968-9014
Email: Roderick@Tarleton.edu
Fax: (254) 968-9800

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Recent Courses Taught

IT 3753 Quality Control
IT 2033 Industrial Materials
IT 3353 Applied Industrial Electricity
IT 4723 Manufacturing Management
IT 4803 Robotics and Automated Manufacturing

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Education

PhD., Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1990.
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1966.
B.S., Math (Physics Minor), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1964.

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Professional Experience

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 16 years

Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, UTEP, September, 1991 to May, 1998.
Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology, Engineering College, Texas A&M University, September, 1988 to August, 1991.
Visiting Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Cal-State, 1987-1988.
Lecturer, Design Graphics Department, Industrial
Engineering Department, Business Analysis Department, Civil Engineering Dept., January 1981-June 1987, Texas A&M University.

 

FULL TIME INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE: 16 years

Production Manager, Kent Moore Cabinets, College Station, Texas.
Manufacturing Engineer, Texas Instruments, College Station, Texas.
Manufacturing Vice-President, Ornametal Castings, Bryan, Texas
Manufacturing Engineering Manager, - Rockwell International, Texarkana, Arkansas.
Chief Engineer, Maywood, Amarillo, Texas.
Industrial Engineer, Monsanto Company, Texas City, Texas.

 

PROFESSIONAL OUTREACH:

President, Chaparral Chapter of IIE 1992-93 and 1993-94.
Founder and Co-Chairman for 1st and 2nd Annual Border Conference on Manufacturing and the Environment, El Paso, May, 1993 and 1994.
Member of Manufacturing Committee of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, 1993 and 1994.
Committee Chairman for: Mr. Probal Duttaroy's thesis, "A Computer Simulation Model to Determine the Effects of Bridge Delays on Pollution", Aug. 1992.
Member of Senior Design Committee M&IE, 1991-92.
Member of Texas State Drawing/Design Contest Committee (1983-1987).

 

CONSULTING:

Universal-Rundle Corp.: Installed Total Quality Management, performed design of experiments on product lines, 1991-92.
Dover Corp. (OPW Division): Performed a cost of product quality/design study, 1990.
Kent Moore Cabinets: Various topics in the areas of quality, product design, 1988-90.
Westinghouse Corporation: Simulated plant operations, 1990-91.
Cadimex, S.A., de C.V.: Assessments of factory operations for plant management, 1993.
Hartec, Inc.: Assessment of warehouse operations, simulation, safety, ergonomics, 1995.
Ft. Bliss: Total Quality Management, 1996. 

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Membership in Scientific and Professional Societies

Senior Member: Institute of Industrial Engineers (Chapter President 1992-93, 1993-94).
Senior Member: American Society for Quality Control.
Senior Member: Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Member: American Society of Safety Engineers.

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Honors and Awards

Registered Professional Engineer for the State of Texas (Certificate No. 76210).
Voted Outstanding I.E. Professor (by students) at UT El Paso for 1991-92 and 1992-93.
Alpha Pi Mu - Industrial Engineering Honor Society.

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