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Peter Van Altena

'51, '50

In 1984, Peter retired from Dome Petroleum Limited in Calgary, Alberta. He started at Dome Petroleum as a Senior Staff Geophysicist dealing with seismic data in frontier areas. In 1975, he was promoted to Exploration Manager for the continental U.S., and in 1979, was named Vice President of Exploration. As Vice President, he managed an exploration department of over 300. Before starting with Dome Petroleum, Peter was . . .

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Birgit Sorgenfrei

'91

Birgit L. Sorgenfrei is currently in Stuttgart, Germany, where she is program manager for Ford Motor Company’s start-stop technology, which boosts fuel economies by stopping engine systems when a vehicle is at a standstill. She began with Ford in 1994, after internships with General Motors, GE-Medical Systems, IBM, Schlumberger, and the University of Hanover. At Ford she started in the Scientific Research Laboratories . . .

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Richard Robbins

'56, '96

Richard J. Robbins graduated from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (MCM&T) in 1956 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Since 1958, Dick has been a major contributor and a prominent influence in the mining and tunneling industry.

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David House

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.

In 1974, House joined Intel Corp., and in 1978 became general manager of the company's Microcomputer Components Division. Over the next 13 years he lead the organization that developed the company's leading microprocessor product line, including the Pentium Processor, and grew that business . . .

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David L. Vesely

David L. Vesely

'65,

Lieutenant General David Vesely began his Air Force career in 1965 upon graduation from Michigan Tech’s ROTC program. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in Vietnam. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1995, when he took command of 14th Air Force – the historic Flying Tigers. Early in 1997, President Clinton nominated him to be Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force and to . . .

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Mack C. Johnson

Mack C. Johnson

'50, '50

Following distinguished military service in World War II, Mack Johnson attended Michigan Tech and graduated 1950 with dual BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Administration. His career began as a sales engineering trainee at Square D, and he soon advanced through various positions, becoming district manager. In 1958, he became marketing manager for the Federal Pacific Electric Company, earning promotion to a company vice presidency two years later. Mack joined Ideal Industries in 1965 as director . . .

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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 . . .