2012 Distinguished Alumnni - Bruce Bradley & Wayne Taylor

Bruce Bradley
Dr. Wayne Taylor

Bruce Bradley (B.S. Mathematics 1972) and Wayne Taylor (B.S. Mathematics/Statistics 1976, M.S. Statistics 1978, Ph.D Statistics 1983) have been selected as the 2012 Distinguished Alumni by the Actuarial Sciences Program and Department of Statistics, respectively. Bradley and Taylor will be presented with the honors at the College of Science's Distinguished Science Alumni awards program on Friday, April 13th, 2012. The awards were established in 1990 to recognize outstanding achievement by Science alumni in professional and related fields of endeavor. 

Wayne Taylor is the founder and chairman of Taylor Enterprises, Inc. where he is responsible for the development of the VarTran®, Change-Point Analyzer, Sampling Plan Analyzer, and Distribution Analyzer software packages, as well as providing consulting and training on statistics and the Six Sigma approach including Robust Design, Tolerance Analysis, Design of Experiments, SPC, and Acceptance Sampling. 

In 2000, Dr. Taylor retired from his position as Director of Quality Technologies at Baxter Healthcare Corporation. He had been with Baxter for 22 years. 

Taylor is the author of Optimization and Variation Reduction in Quality and Guide to Acceptance Sampling. Dr. Taylor is the leading expert on acceptance sampling in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics industries and in process validation. 

Bruce Bradley is currently a Vice President and Actuary at United Healthcare Student Resources in Belleair, Florida. Previous positions include President of Provident American Insurance in Dallas, Texas. 

Bradley received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education from Purdue University and continued his education at Michigan State University where he received a Master of Science in Mathematics in 1975. Soon after these accomplishments, Bradley decided to seek a rewarding career path in actuarial science and attained the Fellowship designation in the Society of Actuaries in 1985.