Jim Mack has provided significant service to Michigan Tech since graduating with honors with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1959. While a student, he was active with Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Rho fraternity, student government and Air Force ROTC. He also received an MBA from Western New England College and did graduate work in Chemical Engineering at the University of Toledo.
Founder, President, and Chairman Emeritus, Markair, Inc.
James Magoffin received a BS in Mining Engineering in 1941 from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. He also graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in 1939.
He began his career as a flying instructor after graduation and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. In 1946, he founded an airline company in Fairbanks, AK, now named Markair, which provided bush pilot . . .
Abbie Maki earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1948. He spent three years in the gas turbine division of General Electric, then four years on the staff of the vice president for manufacturing at North American Aviation.
In 1955, he joined AVCO, where he was the program manager for the Titan and Atlas reentry vehicle program. Under his direction, the company performed the research, development and manufacturing of the Apollo heat shield. From 1973 . . .
Dr. Maki graduated from Michigan Tech in 1966 with a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences. After continuing his studies in Mathematics at the University of Michigan and earning an M.S. in 1963 and a PhD in 1966, he began a long and distinguished faculty career at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he began as Assistant Professor in the same year. He was a Fulbright Research Fellow at the University in Helsinki, a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan and at the Claremont Graduate School. In 1979, he was promoted to Professor of Mathematics. Since 1998, he is the Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Indiana University.
A native of Grand Prairie, a town of 55,000 residents in Northwestern Alberta, Canada, Malekoff came to Tech to play hockey; he says that he left a winner in all ways. He graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance. "I've always been interested in business and entrepreneurship," he says.
After graduating from Michigan Tech, Joe began working for Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a Mineralogist. In 1957, after spending time in the air force and receiving his Ph.D., he returned to Michigan Tech as an Assistant Professor of Mineralogy. In 1959 Joe moved to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He was hired as Associate Curator of Mineralogy and advanced to Curator-in-Charge of Mineralogy.
In 1980, he voluntarily relinquished the Headship to spend more time on . . .
David Maness graduated from Tech in 1975 with a BS in applied geophysics. He went to work with Mobil Oil in Dallas, Houston and Calgary offices and became an exploration superintendent resposnsible for geological and geophysical interpretations of the Gulf of Mexico region.
In 1982 he joined L. Texas Petroleum where he became vice president of Exploration. During his stay there he developed the ~100 billion cubic feet Mostona Grande field and acquired a position in the 250BCF . . .
Dianne Marsh started her career in 1987 as a Software Engineer for LECO Corp. in Michigan and then worked for AEG-Mictron and Candid Logic before returning to Michigan Tech to earn her master’s degree. She worked for several different companies as a Software Engineer, Independent Consultant and Technical Lead/Software Architect before starting her own company in 2000. SRT Solutions specializes in keeping clients, including start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, at the forefront of technology. In 2007, her company was awarded the Ann Arbor Business Review Fast Track Award in recognition of their success.
Elizabeth Marshall graduated from Michigan Tech with a bachelor's degree in Applied Geophysics in 1985. The oil and gas industry was in the doldrums in the mid-80's, so she went on to earn a master's degree in Management Planning and Policy in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan in 1987.
Marshall Family Supports Tech
A family with extensive ties to the Keweenaw is a major benefactor of Michigan Tech and its students.
The University received estate gift funds of nearly $700,000 from the family of Robert, Rex and Paul Marshall, brothers and business partners, to support the Marshall Family Endowed Scholarship Fund for engineering students who demonstrate financial need and scholastic achievement.
Since graduating in 1998, Kristina Marshall has been leading Winning Futures, a nonprofit organization that offers mentoring programs for middle school and high school students. Her “life’s mission,” Winning Futures promotes character, goal setting, career preparation, and strategic planning—all elements of student success.
Dr. Robert Martin joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC in 1999 as Director, Division of Laboratory Systems, PHPPO. His responsibility is to assure quality laboratory testing in the United States and to provide leadership in the development of laboratory systems and quality assurance programs in developing countries. Dr. Martin was formerly with the Michigan Department of Community Health since 1973 where he was the Laboratory Director since 1991.
Paul Masini was born and raised in Hancock and earned a B.S. in both Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Michigan Tech in 1969. He also received a MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1975.
After graduation from Michigan Tech he joined Giddings & Lewis Machine Tool Company where he held various sales and manufacturing positions. Masini joined Mercury Marine in 1973 and has held several positions, including Vice President of Distribution, Vice President of Quicksilver . . .
Dr. Matheson graduated from Michigan Tech in 1973 with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Mathematics. He continued his studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and earned an M.S. in Chemistry in 1975 and a PhD in Biophysics in 1978 under Professor Scheraga's guidance. His graduate studies were followed by two years as a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University with Paul Flory. Dr. Matheson probably couldn't have chosen two better role models: Professor Scheraga is one of the foremost experts in the protein structure and modeling field, and Professor Flory was the leading scientist in the field of statistical thermodynamics of macromolecules who won the 1974 Nobel prize in Chemistry.
Retired President, Al Mathews Corp.
Former President, A.A. Mathews, Inc.
Albert Mathews received a BS, with honors, in Mining Engineering in 1936 from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. He is a registered professional engineer in nine states.
Al had a diversified career in the mining and construction industries before starting his own consulting firm in Arcadia, CA in 1953. A.A. Mathews, Inc. specialized in heavy construction projects including the Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnels, underground powerhouses in Oroville, CA, Churchill Falls, Labrador, . . .
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Abe W. Mathews Engineering Co.
Abe Mathews earned a BS in Mining Engineering in 1940 and an MS in Mining Engineering in 1941 from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. He is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota.
After graduation, he worked as a mining engineer for Bethlehem Steel Corp. before serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46. Afterward, he worked for the Erie Mining Co. in Hibbing, MN as a research and plant . . .
Greg has dedicated his career to Chevron, now ChevronTexaco ,where he is corporate officer and Executive Vice President for Administrative and Corporate Services, ChevronTexaco Corporation and reports to the Office of the Chairman.
Some of the duties and titles he has held are: production and reservoir engineer for USA's Western Operations; coordinator of Chevron Overseas Petroleum, Inc., Australia and Africa; Superintendent for Chevron USA; Manager of Drilling and Production, Western Australia Petroleum Pty. Ltd. based in Perth, . . .
Retired General Manager of Purchasing & Traffic, Pickands Mather & Company; Mining Engineer, Zenith Mine, Ely, MN and Michigan District Office; Mining Captain; Manager of Purchasing, Cleveland, OH; Erie Mining Co.: Chief Industrial Engineer for several mine start-ups; Maintenance Planning Supervisor; Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance, and Supt. of Agglomerating; Plant Superintendent, Hibbing Taconite Co.; Served in the European Theater of Operations in WWII, awarded two battle stars; Member, Michigan Tech Alumni Board of Managers, AIME, . . .
Retired General Manager, Hanna Mining Company
Robert P. Matson earned a BS degree with honors in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (MCM&T) in 1949. While Bob was in school, he was a member of Tau Beta Pi, AIME, and an intramural basketball team.
Bob has followed in his family’s footsteps; his father taught in the mining and civil engineering departments from 1918 to 1950, and his grandfather worked in the Quincy Mine. Bob’s twin brother, Charles, also . . .
M.S. (1962) and Ph.D. (1963) in Chemistry, University of Illinois - professor of cell biology, University of New Mexico - director, University of New Mexico Center for Non-Invasive Diagnosis - deputy director, University of New Mexico Cancer Center - distinguished academic career from Stanford, Penn State, Los Alamos to University of New Mexico.
The life and times of Charles McArthur, an MSE alumnus from Folsom, California, have revolved around three traditions: family, education, and mining.
Family ties were paramount; education was the family mantra; and working in the mining industry was a family tradition.
George graduated from Sudbury Mining and Technical School in 1949 with an emphasis on geology and mining. Following this, he was hired by INCO to do surveying and diamond drilling and later promoted to a contract miner.
In 1955, George graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. in Geological Engineering. He then joined Mobil where he remained for over 36 years until his retirement in 1992. During his tenure with Mobil, George worked in Calgary, Edmonton, and Athabasca . . .
Linda McInally earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1979. Linda’s career with Dow Corning spanned 30 years centered on operations, with positions in process engineering, product development, finance and most recently, several roles in manufacturing leadership.
Tom McKie began his mechanical engineering education in 1941, enlisted in the Navy Air Corps in World War II, and returned to Michigan Tech after completing his military service in 1945 to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation in 1947 he joined the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company.
In 1953 he joined Beloit Corporation in their engineering division and enjoyed a thirty-three year career with the company. Tom held many positions at . . .
Cathy began her career at Shell Oil Company in the Michigan Basin Development Engineering - Production Department. One of her many duties included qualifying as an expert geological engineering witness at a proration hearing which lasted over two years. Cathy then joined the South Texas Development Engineering - Production Department as Process Manager for on-shore well drilling and planning, and is a member of the Property Acquisition Evaluation Team. While in this position, she made . . .
A native of Escanaba, Michigan, Mr. Meinz was awarded his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1969. He then began what is now a 37-year career with the WPS Resources Corporation, serving as a power plant engineer and an engineer for the Kewaunee, Wisconsin nuclear plant start-up. From 1974-1986 he held the position of Director of Environmental Services, and in 1986 was named Director of Power System Regulatory Projects. In 1989 he became . . .
Mr. Peter J. Meyers, Jr. , born in Kingsford, Michigan in 1928, graduated from Kingsford High School in 1946. He joined the U.S. Navy afterward, eventually receiving in 1950 a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army-Chemical Corps. Pete received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1953. He joined DuPont as a research engineer that same year, and over the years he was assigned to a . . .
Michigan Technological University
Materials Science and Engineering
BS EMY 1959, MS Materials Science 1961, PhD Materials Science 1964
Don obtained his undergraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1959 and went on to earn M.S. and PhD degrees in Materials Science from Northwestern University in 1961 and 1964, respectively.
Appointed Assistant Professor at Michigan Tech in fall of 1963 and retired as Professor in June of 2000. Emeritus status was granted in August of 2000.
Retains rank of Research Professor at Michigan . . .
Metal Casting Technology
BS EMY 1966, Hon. Doctor of Engg. 1989
Graduated 1966 with BS in Metallurgical Engineering. In 1968, graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison with MS in Metallurgical Engineering. Awarded Honorary Doctor of Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1989.
Since 2002, Paul has served as President of Metal Casting Technology. Metal Casting Technology Inc. is a General Motors Corporation (50%) and Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. Inc (50%) joint venture, research and development company. MCT is an outgrowth of Hitchiner's world-renowned . . .
Dr. Miller earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and joined their High Altitude Engineering Laboratory. He subsequently worked as a Senior Scientist at MB Associates, as Manager of Electromagnetics at the Rockwell International Science Center, and as Director of the Electromagnetics Research Operation at General Research Corporation. He held teaching position as Regents-Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas, and as Stocker Visiting Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ohio University in Athens. At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he was leader of the Engineering Research Division and Nuclear Energy Systems Division. He was also a Group Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is an IEEE Fellow and Editor of the IEEE Student magazine POTENTIALS.
Mr. George Miller, a native of Monroe, Michigan, received a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1959. While at Michigan Tech, he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and active in the AIChE Student Chapter. Upon graduation, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and assigned to Keester Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi and finally to Headquarters 8th Air Force in Springfield Massachusetts. Leaving the Air Force in 1962, Mr. Miller joined Stauffer Chemical . . .
Dick Miller was one of the first Michigan Tech students to receive a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts in 1966. In 1970 he earned a masters degree in Industrial Administration.
Mr. Miller pursued a distinguished business career with General Electric, serving as system analyst and later as manager of various divisions. He is currently General Manager of Quality and Compliance.
Mr. Miller has strong ties to Michigan Tech. He is GE's on-campus recruiting coordinator, a member of the President's Club . . .
Adrienne earned a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1998 and went on to earn a MS and PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2003. She is currently an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Tech.
He has been involved with the Alumni Association for eight years, and as he strives to strengthen ties between alumni and their alma mater, he looks forward to working with the people whom he has come to admire. "I have a great amount of respect for them," he says, speaking about University alumni, administrative staff, and faculty.
Jim Mitchell has a long history of service to Michigan Tech. As a student he was active with Theta Tau fraternity, served as treasurer of Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, junior class student government representative and senior class president. He served on Michigan Tech's Board of Control from 1993-2001, including three years as its chair.
Fred Mitchell earned a bachelor of science degree from Michigan Tech in Mechanical Engineering in 1961. During his 31 - year career with Boeing, Fred Mitchell has held numerous positions within the company. He has worked in the Renton Division Program Management Office, the Air Freight Systems Group, New Product Development, Payloads Engineering, and Project Engineering and Tooling. He was manager of payloads engineering for the 7J7 airplane program in Renton, Washington before he joined the . . .
Retired General Manager, U.S. Steel, Africa; Mining Engineer, Manager of Mining Engineering, Director of Mineral Development and Director of Lands and Minerals, Oliver Mining Company, Ishpeming, MI; Hull-Rust Mine, Minnesota Hibbing District; Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII; Director, Raw Materials Property, U.S. Steel, Pittsburgh, PA; Chairman and Managing Director of a green fields fluorspar venture; Several honors and awards including membership in the SME Legion of Honor and listing in Who’s Who in . . .
Bob Monica attended Michigan Tech after serving in the United States Army during World War II, and in 1950 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He continued his education at Princeton University, earning a Master of Science degree in Plastics Engineering in 1952. That same year Bob began his successful career with The Dow Chemical Company as a Plastics Technical Service Engineer. He held several management positions as well as . . .
After graduation Donald Moore joined McGraw Edison’s Power Systems Division as an Apparatus Engineer which included power system simulation tool development. In 1978, Don founded PLM Technologies a power system engineering business. By 1984, PLM grew into a full service power engineering design and construction firm operating in five states. In 1991 PLM sold its construction and engineering divisions. In 1992 Don formed a new company called NavRadio Corporation based upon his 22 years as a pilot. NavRadio developed specialty avionics including the first practical transceiver for VHF digital radio which met international standards. NavRadio merged with Allied Signal which was then acquired by Honeywell International. Don is currently Director of Flight Information Services for Honeywell International.
Dr. Moore graduated from Michigan Tech in 1962 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry. After obtaining his M.S. and Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Chicago he embarked on a distinguished career in mineralogy.
Currently, Paul Moore is Professor Emeritus, Geophysical Sciences, of the University of Chicago. He has named 35 new species of mineral since 1965, thirteen of which he initially discovered himself. He is the author of 200 research publications and has named the most . . .
Stacey Morrison earned a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in computer science from Michigan Tech in 1988 and earned a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Houston - Clear Lake in 1993. After graduating from Michigan Tech, she joined NASA as a mathematician at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Alumnus: Honor and Duty, Faith and Work
Raphael Mudge has had two salient experiences in his adult life: service in the military and success as an entrepreneur. His service lent him pride; his work “self-actualization.” Mudge, 30, who was in Tech’s ROTC program, graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s in computer science. He served in the air force until March of 2008. He speaks in a heartfelt way about “the honor of putting on the uniform.”
Lawrence (Larry) Mulholland earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1955. After graduation, he held positions with Clow Corp in Chicago, IL, and then with Saginaw Products, Republic Corp, and Beckton Dickinson in Los Angeles, CA, before starting his own company, Mulholland Positioning Systems Inc., in 1971. The company designs, manufactures, and markets equipment designed to meet the needs of physically challenged children. Larry holds several patents in this field.
While a student, Larry was a . . .
Starting Companies Comes Naturally to Alum
“I used to fish at Cole’s Creek,” says Brian Murphy ’90 ’92 ‘96. “I’d eat half my sandwich on the way out there, fish for thirty minutes, and finish my sandwich on the way back to my lab to continue my research.” That mix of nature and technology forms the core of Murphy’s environmentally focused career.
After receiving his BSEE degree in 1978, Ken began his working career in technical sales for Hewlett Packard in Minneapolis. Over the next ten years, Ken held a variety of sales and management positions with HP. In 1989, he moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to lead HP’s technical sales group in that area. He subsequently was promoted to Global Account Manager, where he led the establishment of the largest global desktop outsourcing contract in HP’s history. Following a move to HP headquarters in Santa Clara, California, Ken joined Appiant Technologies, where he became Chief Operating Officer. In 2001, Ken was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mockingbird Networks, a venture-financed company focused on tandem switches.