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David House

Dave House

'65,

Dave House began his career in 1965 as a computer designer at Raytheon Computer and Communications Division. In 1968 he joined Honeywell Computer Control Division and in 1972 became director of computer development at Microdata.

In 1974, House joined Intel Corp., and in 1978 became general manager of the company's Microcomputer Components Division. Over the next 13 years he lead the organization that developed the company's leading microprocessor product line, including the Pentium Processor, and grew that business . . .

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Birgit Sorgenfrei

Birgit L. Sorgenfrei (Kuschnerus)

'91

Birgit earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech, graduating summa cum laude in 1991. She then earned a MSEE degree from MIT, and later an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Birgit is the Global Business Manager for Powertrain Installations at Ford Motor Company, based in Dearborn, Michigan. Her 20-year career at Ford has included research on sensors for electrical power assist steering systems, component and system radio design, vehicle planning, hybrid battery software . . .

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Michael A. Aimone

Michael A. Aimone P.E.

'70,

Michael Aimone served with the Department of Defense for 23 years. He served in the Pentagon as the Assistant to the Director for Emergency Plans and in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Security Policy. In his last DoD assignment, he directed the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization’s facilities engineering group. Currently, Mr. Aimone is the Vice President of Engineering for SKM Systems Analysis Inc. His military awards include the Secretary of . . .

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James A. Klungness

James A. Klungness

'49,

James Klungness created Klungness Electronic Supply in 1954. In 1955 he entered another partnership to form Northern Electronics to develop a cable television system in Iron Mountain and Kingsford. This enterprise eventually expanded into six states serving almost 200,000 homes. He then founded American Microwave & Communications in 1960 to deliver broadcast signals to remote area cable systems nationwide. Jim serves on the Michigan Tech Fund Board of Trustees, is a member of the Michigan Tech . . .

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Christopher Middlebrook

'99

Christopher Middlebrook aims to speed the flow of information throughout printed circuit boards and processing chips. "We need to couple light between devices with the lowest amount of loss possible," says the ECE associate professor, whose research focuses on optics and photonics. To do that, he is developing new waveguides using Siloxane. The material was developed by Dow Corning, which is funding Middlebrook's research. . . .

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Eustace Dereniak

'63, '63

For nearly five decades, Eustace L. Dereniak has explored the frontiers of optics and engineering to help create 21st century breakthroughs in medicine, military hardware, astronomy and many other fields. Dereniak, a 1963 Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech, became president of SPIE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to optics and photonics, in January 2012. He has . . .

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Gerald Ziarno

'59

Gerald Ziarno joined the Packard Electric Division of General Motors and left after a short period to fulfill an Air Force ROTC commitment, spending two and a half years in Japan. He joined Dow Corning Corporation in Midland, Michigan, in 1962 and served in a number of management positions in locations as diverse as Belgium, Japan, and Hong Kong. He retired from Dow Corning in 1996 as Corporate Vice President and Director . . .

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