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Gerald White

'73, '73

Gerald White entered Michigan Tech in the fall of 1970 after a four year tour in the Air Force as an electronics technician. He completed degrees in electrical engineering and engineering administration in 1973. Following graduation, Jerry worked as a process engineer with Owens-Corning Fiberglas, also completing his MBA. Following a stint with Babcock and Wilcox he joined the Magnetics Division of the Allen-Bradley Company . . .

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Elmer Bomke

'42

Mr. Bomke joined the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers following graduation and served as a combat engineer in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. After the war, he joined Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company and in 1948 took a position with Southern Services, Inc., rising to Manager of the Electrical Design Department. Elmer accepted the position of Vice President, Electrical Operation at Gulf Power Company in Pensacola, . . .

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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 is currently serving as dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering and holds the James & Katherine Melsa Professorship in Engineering. Prior to this, Rajala served as the named dean of Mississippi State University's Bagley College of Engineering and head of the Department . . .

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Donald Moore

'70

After graduation Donald Moore joined McGraw Edison’s Power Systems Division as an Apparatus Engineer which included power system simulation tool development. In 1978, Don founded PLM Technologies a power system engineering business. By 1984, PLM grew into a full service power engineering design and construction firm operating in five states. In 1991 PLM sold its construction and engineering divisions. In 1992 Don . . .

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Don Makay

'99, '99

An organization in Iraq led by a Michigan Technological University alumnus is seeking to help Iraqis rebuild their nation. The Iraqi Hope Foundation (IHF), founded by Major Don Makay ’99, is a nonprofit “dedicated to the stability and prosperity of Iraq through investment in private, small and mid-size business and entrepreneurs,” according to its mission statement. He started the effort in 2008, . . .

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Harry Ruotsala

'59

Following graduation Harry Routsala continued at Michigan Tech receiving an MSEE degree in 1963. He then spent 19 years at Hughes Aircraft Co. in various technical and management positions working on research and development in the Radar Group and Missile System Group. Harry went with Statham Instruments for a short time developing Medial Electronics associated with patient monitoring systems. During his career with Hughes, . . .

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