Lindberg General Signal
BS EMY 1952, MS EMY 1956, MBA 1971
Dante graduated with B.S. & M.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1952 and 1956. Earned his MBA in 1971 from Western Michigan University. Began career in 1955 at Chrysler Corp.; went on to hold various managerial positions at Lindberg General Signal in Chicago, IL, becoming Vice President in 1975.
Retired as Vice President of International Marketing, Lindberg General Signal, in March of 1995. Also owned Gemini International, a consulting business dealing with international marketing and sales. Returned to area in 2001 and built new home on Bete Gris property. Enjoys gardening and traveling . . .
BS EMY 1949
Louie graduated from Michigan Tech in 1949 with his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering. He held various positions in industry until 1959 when he became a Metallurgical Engineer at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Buffalo Motor and Gearing, Buffalo NY. While at Westinghouse, Louis owned and managed Lockport Non-Ferrous Castings of Lockport NY.
In 1971, Louie became president of Jardine Castings, eventually merging this company to form Meloon Foundries, which he currently owns and operates, in Syracuse, NY. The company is engaged in casting aluminum and copper base alloys. Over 40 different alloys are cast for commercial applications serving more than 200 customers in the United States. . . .
Leimo Immonen earned a BS in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mines in 1924 and a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1945. He is a registered professional engineer in California, Colorado, and Nevada.
After serving in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1924-27, he began a 12-year career as a mill superintendent with Kennecott Copper Corp. in McGill, NV. Following this, he served two years as a plant manager for Western Electric Chemical Co. in Henderson, NV; and nine years as a concentrator superintendent with Southern Peru Copper Corp. in Toquepala, Peru. In 1965-66, . . .
Tom Irwin, soft-spoken and thoughtful, has “taken a leave of absence” from income-producing activities and redirected his energy to such pursuits as fly-fishing in the West, golf in the South, and travel around the world—when not tending to his volunteer duties on various boards and committees.
Randall E. Isaacson graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1986 with a BS in Biological Sciences and an MS in Rhetoric and Technical Communication in 1988. His master's thesis studied language patterns in small group communication during simulated scientific problem solving.
It’s heady stuff for a self-professed car nut from a small town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Greg Ives, a 2003 mechanical engineering graduate from Michigan Technological University, was recently named crew chief for NASCAR driver Regan Smith. In NASCAR, the driver, owner and crew chief are the most important members of any race team.
It’s a quantum leap from lead race engineer, his previous job with Jimmie Johnson’s team, Ives says. Before that, he was a setup engineer for race driver Jeff Gordon, all with Hendrick Motorsports (HMS), a premier NASCAR racing team.
Trygve Ivesdal joined Raytheon Company in Wayland, Massachusetts, as an electronic design engineer. With the beginning of the microelectronics era, he moved to Raytheon’s Semiconductor Division in Mountain View, California. In 1966, he moved to Melbourne, Florida, and was part of the start-up of what today is known as Harris Semiconductor. In 1969, Trygve and three associates formed Microsystems, Florida’s first privately owned microelectronics company. In 1986, with U.S. and Scandinavian associates, he formed Scandia Telecom and Telecom International. He is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of DIAL Services Ltd., an international telecommunications company.