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Gerald L. White

Gerald L. White

'73, '73,

Gerald White entered Michigan Tech in the fall of 1970 after a four year tour in the Air Force as an electronics technician. He completed degrees in electrical engineering and engineering administration in 1973. Following graduation, Jerry worked as a process engineer with Owens-Corning Fiberglas, also completing his MBA. Following a stint with Babcock and Wilcox he joined the Magnetics Division of the Allen-Bradley Company in 1981 as a product manager, becoming Corporate Marketing Manager when TDK of . . .

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Eric Baker

Eric D. Baker

'88

Since 2006 Eric D. Baker has served Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative as its president and CEO. Eric was previously Wolverine’s senior vice president of engineering and strategy, vice president of power marketing, and the general manager of planning and engineering. Wolverine is a generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Cadillac, Michigan, supplying power to five distribution electric cooperatives and two alternative electric suppliers in the Lower Peninsula. In 2009, the US Department of Energy recognized . . .

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Walter T. Anderson

Walter T. Anderson P.E.

'43,

Mr. Anderson began his career in 1944 working on the Manhattan Project as a Process Engineer with Tennessee Eastman Corporation. In 1954 he returned to Michigan Tech rising to the rank of Professor, Assistant head of Electrical Engineering in 1970 and Acting Head in 1972 and 1979-80. In 1984, he was appointed to the position of Director of the School of Technology. He retired from Michigan Tech in 1988 after forty years service. He has received . . .

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Paul K. Goethe

Paul K. Goethe

'49

Paul K. Goethe received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Tech in 1949. He continued his education through Westinghouse’s advanced degree programs conducted by the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University.

He joined the Westinghouse Specialty Transformer Department, serving as a design engineer, development engineer, supervising engineer and engineering manager. While at Westinghouse he co-founded Electronic Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty transformers and power supplies and served as its vice president and general manager.

Goethe founded Optimized Program Service, Inc., a company specializing in offering computerized design software to the transformer industry. The company conducts seminars on transformer design . . .

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Jon Soper

'57

Upon receiving his Baccalaureate degree in Electrical Engineering at Michigan Tech in 1957, Jon took a position as an instructor of electrical engineering until completing his Masters Degree in 1960. He was then promoted to Assistant Professor, and taught for two more years before joining Raytheon Mfg. Co. as a computer design engineer. He enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1964, completing his Ph.D. with a specialization . . .

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Peter Van Altena

'51, '50

In 1984, Peter retired from Dome Petroleum Limited in Calgary, Alberta. He started at Dome Petroleum as a Senior Staff Geophysicist dealing with seismic data in frontier areas. In 1975, he was promoted to Exploration Manager for the continental U.S., and in 1979, was named Vice President of Exploration. As Vice President, he managed an exploration department of over 300. Before starting with Dome Petroleum, Peter was . . .

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Walter Anderson

'43

Mr. Anderson began his career in 1944 working on the Manhattan Project as a Process Engineer with Tennessee Eastman Corporation. In 1954 he returned to Michigan Tech rising to the rank of Professor, Assistant head of Electrical Engineering in 1970 and Acting Head in 1972 and 1979-80. In 1984, he was appointed to the position of Director of the School of Technology. He retired from Michigan Tech in 1988 after forty years . . .

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