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Frederick G. Bieti

Frederick G. Bieti PE

'62

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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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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Richard Cottrell

Richard G. Cottrell

'73

Richard G. Cottrell earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1973 and his MS in Systems Science from Michigan State University in 1976. Rich retired as CMS’s director of system planning and protection in 2010. During his thirty-seven-year career with CMS/Consumers Energy, Rich was involved in all aspects of the planning, engineering, and design of electric transmission distribution lines and substations.

As a professional engineer, Rich was active in the Jackson Chapter of the Michigan . . .

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Cynthia S. Anderson

Cynthia S. Anderson

'85,

Cindy Anderson graduated from Michigan Tech in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. She later received a MS in Engineering Management in 1988 from Santa Clara University.

In 1992, she joined Cornerstone Imaging in San Jose, Calif., and became the vice president of quality and information systems, steering the company through its growth from $14 million to $100 million in revenues and from a small start-up to an IPO. Several years following the successful IPO, she left . . .

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Thomas Karpus

'90

Growing up in the small town of Bessemer, Mich. in the Upper Peninsula, Karpus was essentially interested in sports and science. He participated in basketball, football and baseball along with working on the school yearbook during high school. He worked numerous odd jobs throughout high school as well to be able to afford college.

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Todd Johnson

'82

Particle accelerators are massive structures, used to find the tiniest details of our universe. Scientists around the world flock to these facilities to try out theories, hunt for particles and seek to understand a fully unified theory of physics. “The Tevatron was a proton-antiproton collider and the highest energy accelerator in the world until the LHC(Large Hadron Collider) at CERN (the European organization . . .

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Calvin Wheeler

'50

Calvin Wheeler began his professional career with General Electric, where an early assignment to develop, design, and test programs for B-52 on-board power systems led to his lifetime interest in power generation. After brief posts with McCulloch Corporation and Harnischfeger Corporation, Cal began his twenty-eight-year career with the Kohler Company in 1961. He retired in 1990 as senior engineer in Kohler’s generator . . .

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