Robert Randolph

Robert Randolph

Executive Director – Center for Advanced Manufacturing

MS, Missouri State University
BS, Missouri State University

Phone: 417-447-7851

Robert Randolph joined Ozarks Technical Community College as the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in June of 2019. He oversees the implementation of the new technical education facility and will manage its operations once it opens in August of 2022. The center will be used to train students in mechatronics, 3-D printing, stainless steel production and precision manufacturing.

Mr. Randolph came to OTC after spending nearly seven years at CNH Industrial Reman in Springfield, where he was in charge of the manufacturing engineering, maintenance and salvage departments. Starting with just one staff member, he grew his team to more than 20 people. His team increased the efficiency of the company while developing sustainable work practices. Prior to CNH Reman, he worked as a manufacturing engineer at Tuthill Vacuum and Blower Systems in Springfield. He was also a project engineer for Yarbrough Industries.

A Springfield native, Mr. Randolph earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Missouri State University. He also earned a master’s in project management from MSU. While earning his master’s degree, he completed a graduate assistantship during which he taught lab classes and handled administrative duties.

Mr. Randolph has a history of helping OTC, having served on the advisory committee for the Precision Machining Technology Program. He also contributed to curriculum development for OTC’s new remanufacturing pathway.

Mr. Randolph is married to his wife, Jeri, and they have two children, Claire and Nolan. They currently reside in Miller.