- BS Mechanical Engineering 1970
Camiel Thorrez graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1970. In 1970 he served a one year, apprenticeship in Tool Engineering, in 1972 became General Manager of C. Thorrez Industries-Concord, and in 1988 he became President of C. Thorrez Industries-Jackson.
He received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 1975 and was a member of the College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board. He continues his interest in technical education issues through his professional and community affiliations, including: SME, ASME, National Tooling and Machining Association, American Society for Training & Development, American Society of Precision Engineering, National Employer Leadership Council, and Jackson Area Manufacturers Association, and as a board member on the following education related organizations: daVinci "Charter School", Concord Schools, Junior Achievement, American Precision Museum (Vermont), Thorrez Foundation, Manufacturing Academy, Learning Fair, and the Jackson Community Transformation Project. He eventually plans to create a museum to show the development of the lathe.
From 1997 Induction to the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Academy