- BS Mechanical Engineering 1959
Chuck Laurila earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1959 and began his career as a field engineer with Boeing Company's Aerospace Division. He spent seven years with Boeing, becoming a senior engineer working on the Minuteman missiles at Air Force bases in the Western states. Chuck then worked for Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company and was responsible for the maintenance program in the crushing and concentrating section.
In 1969 he joined Champion Incorporated and has spent the last twenty-nine years with the company. Chuck's career at Champion has encompassed many positions in the Mechanical Division including Sales Engineer, Chief Engineer, and Sales Manager. In 1990 he was promoted to his current position of Sales Manager and Vice President of Champion Incorporated. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Michigan, Washington, and Wyoming. A past chairman of the Upper Peninsula section of the Society of Mining Engineers, Chuck is currently a member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. His community activities and memberships include the Lions Club and the Masons.
From 1998 Induction to the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Academy