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Robert L. Luddy

Founder & President of CaptiveAire Systems and Founder & Chairman: Franklin Academy, St. Thomas More Academy, Thales Academy

Biography

Robert L. Luddy is a business and educational entrepreneur. A graduate of LaSalle University and a U.S. Army veteran, he is the Founder and President of CaptiveAire Systems, Inc., the leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems in North America. In 2007, Luddy was awarded the Ludwig von Mises Entrepreneurship Award for "entrepreneurial success and devotion to the free-market ideal." A public policy advisor and an educational change agent, Luddy has founded Franklin Academy, a public charter school; St. Thomas More, a private Catholic high school; and Thales Academy, a growing chain of independent Pre-K-12 schools. He has two grown children and five grandchildren.
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