Howard Zollinger is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After receiving his BSEE from Michigan Tech in 1951, Howard joined Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Pittsburgh. While working he attended the University of Pittsburgh and received his MSEE in 1958 and a Business Management Certificate in 1961. Mr. Zollinger’s career has been in the field of bulk material handling. He started, grew, and managed the Computer . . .
In 1968, Jane became the second woman to graduate from Michigan Tech in Electrical Engineering. She worked for a variety of employers including Amoco Chemicals Corporation, McNamee, Porter & Seely, and as a civilian with the U.S. Air Force. In 1972, Jane joined Ford Motor Company and has worked in various engine-related areas including alternators, regulators, batteries, ignition systems, powertrain planning, and . . .
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, . . .
David Tarsi began his career with Consumers Power Company (now Consumers Energy). He worked for Consumers for five years and was chosen to participate in a power system research project at Purdue University. While at Purdue, Dave earned a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Returning to Jackson, Michigan, he continued to work for Consumers, rising to Manager of Transmission and Distribution Engineering. After . . .
Jeff Larson'96, '96
Lights, Music, Action! Jeff Larson has always felt he had an advantage in life: exposure to his passion, electronics, early on—in his case, as a tot. He was taking things apart when he was 4; he experimented with a small Tesla coil when he was in grade school; he built a bigger one when in high school; and he crafts outsized ones these days to put on light shows, for which he and two colleagues are famous. . . .
Richard (Rich) Ford received the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1977. While earning his degree, Rich says he was fortunate to have studied under Dr. Dennis Wiitanen who provided him with a solid technical background in electrical engineering along with some valuable life lessons. Upon graduation he joined Consumers Power, now Consumers Energy, in Jackson, . . .
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