CASTINE, Maine — Maine Maritime Academy named Rodney P. Rodrigue, MMA Class of 1967, president and CEO of Time Wise Management Systems Inc., a nationwide training and business advisory firm, as this year’s Wall of Honor inductee.
The MMA Wall of Honor was created in 1997 to recognize alumni who, through achievements in professional and civic life, have brought honor to themselves and to Maine Maritime Academy.
Rodrigue joins 53 distinguished alumni honorees with a framed photograph and biographical sketch displayed on the Wall of Honor in the Kresge Room of the Harold Alfond Student Center.
Inductees are selected from nominations made by alumni and the public. Those honored are graduates of Maine Maritime Academy and own, are a president, chief executive officer or chairman of the board of directors of a company; or have been elected to the office of mayor, governor, U.S. House of Representatives or U.S. Senate; or have achieved the rank of flag officer in a branch of the military; or have achieved significant prominence or lifetime achievement in a chosen field.
Advanced education, professional awards and honors, community service and voluntary service to Maine Maritime Academy also are considered. The selection process is carried out by a committee of members of the Wall of Honor.
Rodrigue holds a master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is an entrepreneur and business professional. A founder of the U.S. Small Manufacturing Coalition, he is president of the Florida and Maine divisions of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a national network that understands the needs of manufacturers and assists them with services.
His business experience includes leadership posts with the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, Consolidated Auto Recyclers Inc., International Power Chemicals and the Mexico-based firm of Productos Rolmex S.S. de C.V. He is the owner and chairman of Ironwood Residential Treatment Center for Teens.
He is a past recipient of the Maine International Trade Center’s Innovator of the Year Award and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce’s President’s Award.