Director of Training Operations
Ricky Hedrick, the Director of Training Operations of ASTAR, Inc., has compiled over 22 years of experience in the fields of regulatory compliance, management, quality assurance, operations, and training. Hedrick’s knowledge base was built on a foundation formed by serving 20 years in the United States Air Force as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer. While serving, Hedrick developed and implemented various regulatory standards regarding health and welfare, compliance, technical, and training operations. Hedrick stared at ASTAR, Inc. as the Compliance and Training Manager, conducting audits and training for 38 internal evaluators and conducting OQ evaluations and training sessions as needed. Hedrick is a graduate of the American Military University, holding a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Health Management, a Master of Arts in Organizational Management, and a Professional Managers Certificate. Hedrick is certified as an OQ Evaluator (Veriforce, NCCER, EWN, ITS, OQSG and MEA), OSHA instuctor, and a PEC SafeLand Instructor. Hedrick has been with ASTAR, Inc. 2 years, and in his current role, he is focusing on development of ASTAR, Inc. training department and content creation for future projects.