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Townsend Porter

Townsend H. Porter


Townsend H. Porter received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Tech in 1968.

Porter spent 27 years at IBM and patented the mechanics inside of the 3-1/2-inch floppy disk that became the industry standard.

In 1978, IBM offered him an engineering management position in the magnetic components area, which was the beginning of his second career, in technology management. At IBM, he eventually became the director of disk file development and was responsible for two development facilities, in San Jose, Calif., and Rochester, Minn., managing approximately 160 people at each location.

He left IBM to become the vice president of engineering in the High Performance Storage Group of Western Digital Corporation, where he shared responsibility for marketing, finance and human resources.

In 1997, he . . .

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Dennis Euers

Dennis Euers


Mr. Euers was Captain of the varsity football team and President of Kappa Delta Psi Fraternity while a student at Michigan Tech. Dennis began his career with Johnson Controls, rising through the ranks to become Vice President and General Manager for Systems Operations of Process Automation Systems and Services of Johnson Yokogawa Corporation in Newnan, Georgia in 1990. Since 1993, Dennis has been the Vice President and General Manager for Sales and Marketing of Process . . .

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Teo A. Babun

Teo A. Babun


Teo A. Babun Jr. graduated from Michigan Tech in 1972 with bachelor’s degrees in both electrical engineering and business engineering administration. He later received a PhD from Vision International University.

In 1980, Babun, with two partners, started General Eletro-Components, and he was named the president and CEO. He subsequently started several other enterprises, including the Babun Group Consulting Company, Cuba-Caribbean Development, Line Electric Co., Babun Shipping and New Cuba Investment Fund, Ltd. He is currently president of Babun Consulting, president and CEO of Cuba-Caribbean Development and national executive director of the Evangelical Christian Humanitarian Outreach for Cuba (ECHO-Cuba). 

Babun is the author of more than 100 . . .

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Frederick G. Bieti

Frederick G. Bieti PE


Frederick Bieti spent several years with General Motors in various engineering and supervisory positions in the Warren, Michigan, area before returning to the Upper Peninsula to join Systems Control Corp., a division of M.J. Electric in Iron Mountain. In 1972, he started the consulting firm of F.G. Bieti & Associates and in 1976 purchased Z&R Electric Service. In 1981, Fred was recognized by Michigan Governor William Milliken for his activities with the Michigan Conference on Small . . .

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Hatice Ozturk


Hatice graduated from Michigan Tech in 1983 with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. She continued her graduate studies at North Carolina State University and earned a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1991. She is currently a Teaching Associate Professor at NCSU dividing her time between the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering departments.

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Robert Wojcik


Why did you choose Michigan Tech? I wanted a small personal experience, I never really was an outdoor person growing up, but upon the initial visit to the campus, I knew this was the place to be. Plus, Michigan Tech had a reputation for having one of the top 10 EE programs at the time! Tell us about a memorable experience you had with a class or about a favorite professor? Probably my best memory is of Dr. Warren . . .

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Kristian Zoerhoff


The last time Kristian Zoerhoff ’97 had entertained a crowd was as a deejay for WMTU. Sitting alone in a darkened booth playing music for invisible listeners didn’t quite prepare him for the dazzling lights and the flock of TV cameras on the Jeopardy! set. "And then there’s that pesky audience," he remembers. "I was absurdly nervous."

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