Upcoming Executives-in-Residence


Spring 2019

Timothy Bock Timothy Bock, Owner/President of CDI Electronics

January 24 – 30, 2019

BS Civil Engineering, MS Finance (Purdue University)

Bock is a Purdue Alumnus (’79) with international experience selling engineered products to Industrial Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). He has managed multiple businesses on three continents and served on joint venture boards in Japan and China. Bock’s experience in business development, new product development, manufacturing systems, and business systems and finance led him to becoming Owner and President of CDI Electronics, a prominent company that focuses on the design and manufacturing of ignition components for the Marine Aftermarket.

TOPIC AREAS: Civil Engineering, Finance, Business Development, New Product Development, Manufacturing Systems



Kent Riddle Kent & Susan Riddle, Chief Executive Officer of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation

February 7 – 13, 2019

BS (Purdue University)

Kent is a Purdue alumnus (’80) with a background managing one of the largest not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospitals in the country, Mary Free Bed. Additionally, his experience working with Elon Musk and developing the headquarters for Paypal has sharpened his skills as a strategic planner, a change agent, and a visionary.

Susan is a Purdue alumna (’80) with a background in audiology and occupational therapy. Apart from her primary occupations, she has experience teaching high-ropes courses and raising alpacas.

TOPIC AREAS: Healthcare, Community Service, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Engineering, Real Estate, Construction Management, Automobile Restoration, Grand Prix



Teresa RocheTeresa Roche, Chief Human Resources Officer at City of Fort Collins

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February 21 – 27, 2019

BA Education & Community, MS Counseling & Personnel Services, PhD Educational Technology

Roche is a 3-time Purdue alumnus (’78, ’81, & ’00) with a background in leading change management and cultural transitions in private and public sector environments. Her additional experience working with Agilent Technologies and starting her own consulting firm (Teresa Roche Consulting LLC) has motivated her to seek best practices for how individuals and organizations develop the capability to interpret an evolving and complex environment in order to make effective action.

TOPIC AREAS: Human Resources, Education, Private & Public Sector HR, Hiring & Recruitment



Kimberly RiddleKimberly Riddle, Global Director of Fabric Care Engineering at Procter & Gamble

March 21 – 27, 2019

Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) Chemical Engineering

Riddle is a Purdue Alumnus (’86) with experience directing the world’s largest consumer goods company, Procter & Gamble. Fabric Care Business includes Billion Dollar Brands like Tide, Gain, and Downy. Combined with her professional organization involvement as CEO/President of non-profit Southwest Ohio Water Company and as Director on TechSolve Technology non-profit Board, in addition to her involvement, Riddle is driven to prepare the next generation of engineers to be leaders in the industry.

TOPIC AREAS: Fabric Care Engineering, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Process Engineering, Business Process Improvement, Capital Investment, Women’s Empowerment