Rudy Snyder

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RUDY SNYDER, P.E. has worked for Georgia Tech for over 22 years consulting with manufacturing and healthcare organizations.  Currently, Rudy splits his time between helping minority manufacturers find resources to help them with Advanced Manufacturing processes for the Minority Business Development Agency, and with helping physicians and physician groups with Meaningful Use (an incentive program developed by the Office of the National Coordinator to encourage healthcare providers to use electronic health records).  He previously directed the information technology services team for the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, and he worked as a field engineer in the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program.  In his years with Georgia Tech, he has helped over 100 manufacturing companies and over 150 healthcare practices in the state of Georgia with various problems affecting the profitability of their operations. Rudy specializes in the implementation of Lean Manufacturing, inventory control, information technology, and manufacturing resources planning. Most recently, he has been working with healthcare providers to assist them with their Meaningful Use implementation.  He has helped just about every size practice in Georgia achieve Meaningful Use.  Some of the larger groups that he has helped include the Tanner Medical Group, the Piedmont Physicians Group, Harbin Clinic, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, Gwinnett Medical, Athens Regional, Alton Healthcare, and West Georgia Health Physicians Group.

Prior to working for Georgia Tech, Mr. Snyder worked in industry for over fifteen years in engineering and managerial positions with the Charleston Naval Shipyard and with the Baxter Healthcare Corporation. He earned a Bachelor’s in Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.  As a husband and father of four, he has been very active in the community serving on the video production team at North Point Community Church, coaching Little League Baseball, helping to start the local soccer club, and playing local team tennis.