Our Founder

Our Founder

Bob Luddy

Founder & Chairman of Thales Academy

Mr. Luddy is passionate about quality education and wishes to provide the best possible opportunities for today's students.

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Robert L. Luddy

Thales Academy was established in 2007 in a temporary facility in the back of Bob Luddy’s corporate office. Mr. Luddy, our founder, is also President & Founder of CaptiveAire Systems, the nation’s leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems. Mr. Luddy is passionate about quality education and wishes to provide the best possible opportunities for today’s students. Through careful management and a dedication to excellence, Mr. Luddy applies the same principles that make CaptiveAire successful to the operation of Thales Academy.

As a result, Thales has grown exponentially in just a few short years, expanding from 30 students in 2007 to over 3,000 students across 8 locations throughout the Triangle in 2018. Daily, Mr. Luddy works to raise Thales’ standards to ever higher levels, resulting in an exceptional education at a remarkably affordable rate. We look forward to our continued growth in the coming years.

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If there’s one thing that can be done to make this a far better world, it’s educating our students to their highest potential.
- Bob Luddy, Founder of Thales Academy