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John Soyring

'76, '06

John Soyring provided global business leadership for the industry solutions & industry products portion of IBM's global software business. This role included functional leadership for strategy, research & development, marketing & sales, business development, product support, and services related to the IBM offerings for all industries. He was also the co-leader of the Alliance of IBM Software Group and IBM . . .

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Tim Williams

'76, '82

Dr. Tim A. Williams (MTU Class of 1976) is the CEO of Beach Technologies, LLC, a consulting company that provides intellectual property assessments and investment due diligence studies for large multinational companies and venture funds. He is also the chairman of Docco Tech, Inc., a company that trains engineers in wireless standards, VoIP, and RFID. Additionally, Dr. Williams holds the position of CEO at BEEcube, Inc., . . .

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William Jackson

'58

A native of Laurium, Michigan, Jackson owned and operated NWR Electronics in Marquette, Michigan, from 1958 to 1980. The company served the utility and mining industries in the upper Midwest. In 1971, Jackson, a person of vision and resolve, founded a cable telecommunications operation, CableAmerica Corp.

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Sarah Rajala

Dr. Sarah Rajala

'74

Sarah Rajala, who has pioneered the way for women in electrical engineering, graduated with a bachelor's degree in the field.

She was recently named dean of Mississippi State University's Bagley College of Engineering. Prior to this, Rajala headed the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at MSU. She earned both master's and doctoral degrees from Rice University, taught at North Carolina State University and Purdue University, and served as an adjunct research faculty member at the Wake Forest University . . .

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Donald R. Green

Donald R. Green

'50, '50

After receiving his electrical engineering degree in 1950, Donald Green stayed on at Michigan Tech, earning a degree in engineering administration and receiving an Air Force commission through the AFROTC program in 1951. Following service in the Korean War as a radar officer in Japan, he was employed by Ferson Optics, rising to the position of president in 1962. In 1968, Ferson Optics was sold to Bausch & Lomb. Donald remained with Bausch & Lomb as a . . .

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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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Eustace Dereniak

'63, '63

Eustace L. Dereniak BS Electrical and Computer Engineering 1963

For nearly five decades, Eustace L. Dereniak has explored the frontiers of optics and engineering to help create 21st century breakthroughs in medicine, military hardware, astronomy and many other fields.

Dereniak, a 1963 Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech, became president of SPIE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to optics and photonics, in January 2012. He has been a professor in the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences . . .