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Ron Van Dell

'79

Alumni spotlight | A new way to harvest solar energy

A lot of people think of solar panels as being all there is to solar,” says Ron Van Dell, President and CEO of Austin-based SolarBridge Technologies. “They tend to think if panels were cheaper, then solar would be affordable. But, with the price of solar panels falling fast, what used to be the dominant cost is now less than half the total.” Of the rest, the most important part, according . . .

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Chang K. Park

'73, '73

Chang Park is an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a social activist, and a visionary. He is the president and CEO of Universal Remote Control Inc. (Harrison, New York), a world leader in technology, innovation, and quality. Born and raised in Korea, he came to the US alone as a teenager to pursue an education. He soon developed an interest in mathematics—the only language he could understand in his new homeland. Park enrolled at Michigan Tech and . . .

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David C. Tarsi

David C. Tarsi

'59,

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 his early retirement from Consumers, David formed his own engineering corporation, specializing in . . .

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Stuart C. Pann

'81

After graduating from Michigan Tech, Stuart Pann joined Intel in 1981 and held several management positions within the company’s sales organization before moving into an operations role in 1999 as the director of microprocessor marketing and business planning for the Desktop Products Group. At Intel, Stuart became co-general manager of customer fulfillment, planning, and logistics, managing the company’s global supply chain and logistics network. Today, Stuart is Intel’s vice president of the Sales and Marketing Group . . .

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Howard Zollinger

'51

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 . . .

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Stuart Pann

'81

After graduating from Michigan Tech, Stuart Pann joined Intel in 1981 and held several management positions within the company’s sales organization before moving into an operations role in 1999 as the director of microprocessor marketing and business planning for the Desktop Products Group. At Intel, Stuart became co-general manager of customer fulfillment, planning, and logistics, managing the company’s global . . .

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Dave House

'65

Dave House began his career in 1965 as a computer designer at Raytheon Computer and Communications Division. In 1968 he joined Honeywell Computer Control Division and in 1972 became director of computer development at Microdata.

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