Ray Harkins, The Manufacturing Academy
Senior Manufacturing Professional, Online Educator
Ray Harkins is a senior manufacturing professional with 30 years of experience in quality management, manufacturing engineering, and business analysis. During his career, he has toured hundreds of manufacturing facilities and worked with leading industry professionals throughout North America and Japan.
He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Akron where he studied Engineering Technology, his Master of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied Manufacturing Leadership and Project Management, and his Master of Business Administration from Youngstown State University.
He is a senior member of the American Society of Quality, and holds their Quality Engineering (CQE), Quality Technician (CQT), Quality Auditing (CQA) and Calibration Technician (CCT) certifications.
Ray has written extensively for national trade publications on the topics of quality engineering and career management and has taught over 60,000 students through the Udemy platform on a range of manufacturing-related topics.