Townsend H. Porter received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Tech in 1968.Porter spent 27 years at IBM and patented the mechanics inside of the 3-1/2-inch floppy disk that became the industry standard.
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 . . .
Mr. Putnam began his career at Clark Controller Company in 1950. He attended Cleveland-Marshall Law School evenings and earned a J.D. law degree in 1955 becoming General and Patent Counsel for the Clark Controller Company. In 1963, Charlie began his career with Whirlpool Corporation as a Patent Attorney. After holding several key executive positions, he was elected to the position of Executive Vice President of Administration . . .
Alumnus Mitchell Schuh is on the sunny side of the street these days--a street that has taken him afar. A native of Kingsford, Schuh works in the construction industry in the city of Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. He has traded Portage Lake for the Persian Gulf, the north woods for the desert, and the Rozsa Center for the Ferrari World Theme Park, which will be the world’s largest and will . . .
Following graduation from Michigan Tech in 1963, James Hull started his career at Control Data in Minneapolis working as a Computer Test Engineer. He remained with Control Data for eleven years, serving as General Manager, European Systems Division in France for two years and then as General Manager of Corporate Planning and Analysis. In the next ten years, Jim served as Vice President of Operations for the Parker Pen . . .
Former Air Force ROTC Cadet Shines One of Tech's elite, second lieutenant Christopher Cooper, ‘09, was honored as one of the air force's brightest technical stars. Cooper, along with two young engineers from other institutions devised a program to identify the physical location from which a computer is connecting to the Internet based on its Internet Protocol (IP) address. The three did the work, called . . .
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