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Weigold, Franklin P.

Franklin P. Weigold

'60

Franklin Weigold was born in St. Charles, Michigan.  He earned the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1960, and went on to earn an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He began his career with Westinghouse Electric in Youngwood, Pennsylvania as an application and marketing engineer for power semiconductors.  As one of the pioneers in silicon semiconductors, he worked on many state-of-the-art products and helped a multitude of customers

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Weigold, Franklin P.

Franklin P. Weigold

'60

Franklin Weigold was born in St. Charles, Michigan.  He earned the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1960, and went on to earn an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He began his career with Westinghouse Electric in Youngwood, Pennsylvania as an application and marketing engineer for power semiconductors.  As one of the pioneers in silicon semiconductors, he worked on many state-of-the-art products and helped a multitude of customers

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Kanwalnain S. Rekhi

Dr. Kanwal Rekhi

'69,

Maybe he should have been a professor instead of a successful entrepreneur who was part of the first Indian-owned company to go public in the US and the visionary who has helped numerous start-ups succeed around the globe.

Kanwal Rekhi '69 was comfortable and engaging as he spoke to a packed ATDC Wednesday as student, faculty and community members learned about entrepreneurship and more.

Rekhi speaks from what he knows. He

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Tim A. Williams

Tim A. Williams

'76, '82, '85,

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., which builds high-speed computing engines based on FPGA

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Michael Aimone

'70

Michael Aimone served with the Department of Defense for 23 years. He served in the Pentagon as the Assistant to the Director for Emergency Plans and in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Security Policy. In his last DoD assignment, he directed the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization’s facilities engineering group. Currently, Mr. Aimone is the Vice President of Engineering for SKM Systems . . .

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Thomas Simonen

'60

Following graduation Tom Simonen went on to receive a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. After appointments at Hughes Aircraft, Max Planck Institute in Munich, and Princeton University, he joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 18 years as a physicist and became program leader for magnetic fusion experiments. For the past 12 years he has been Director of the DIII-D National Fusion . . .

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Townsend Porter

'68

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.

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