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Adams, William L.

William L. Adams

'54

Dr. William Adams earned the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1954, and went on to pursue an MSEE degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue where he stayed on as Assistant Professor.  

In the early 1960s he left academia to join the Industrial Nucleonics Corp. where over the next thirty years he successively led groups in engineering, field service, manufacturing, and marketing and attained . . .

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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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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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Weigold, Franklin P.

Franklin P. Weigold

'60

Franklin Weigold was born in St. Charles, Michigan.  He earned the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1960, and went on to earn an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He began his career with Westinghouse Electric in Youngwood, Pennsylvania as an application and marketing engineer for power semiconductors.  As one of the pioneers in silicon semiconductors, he worked on many state-of-the-art products and helped a multitude of customers bring new . . .

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Fred Nardi

'59, '59

Mr. Nardi joined Hughes Aircraft Company in Torrance, California in 1959 as a member of the technical staff. He held various engineering management positions throughout his career with the company, retiring as Manager of Satellite Ground Equipment Laboratories in 1992. A strong supporter of higher education, Mr. Nardi held advisory board positions at California State University, Long Beach; California State University, . . .

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Kristian Zoerhoff

'97

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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John Auzins

'59

Dr. John Auzins holds a 1959 vintage BSEE from Michigan Tech and a 1963 MS/Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. In 1959, John started his career with Lear Siegler in Grand Rapids and in 1960 he joined PR Mallory Co. in Indianapolis. In 1963, he started his 34 year career with General Motors at Delco Electronics (DE) working on thin film integrated circuits. He led the establishment of monolithic integrated . . .

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