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John Paas


Mr. John E. Paas came to Michigan Tech from Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School and earned his baccalaureate degree in civil engineering in 1941. During his student years, he served as Steward of Kappa Delta Psi, as Treasurer of Blue Key and was involved in winter carnival, the Flying Huskies, ROTC, ASCE and other groups. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps Flying Cadet Program, was commissioned . . .

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James Keighley


Jim retired as Vice President of Engineering for Kraft Foods in October of 2015. He joined Kraft in May 2013. His responsibilities included the Engineering, Process and Packaging Equipment Development, Engineering and Maintenance functions, and the Initiative Management and Planned Maintenance pillars of Integrated Lean 6 Sigma. Prior to Kraft, Jim spent 36 years with Procter & Gamble in Engineering and Manufacturing, . . .

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F. William Baxandall


Bill Baxandall completed his baccalaureate degree in civil engineering in 1959. His academic career was interrupted in 1955 by two years of service in the U.S. Army, Mountain and Cold Weather Training Command. Upon returning to Michigan Tech, he transferred from electrical engineering to his destiny in civil engineering. Following graduation, he joined the US Forest Service as an engineer and spent the next 25 years in . . .