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Gerald J. Ziarno

Gerald J. Ziarno

'59,

Gerald Ziarno joined the Packard Electric Division of General Motors and left after a short period to fulfill an Air Force ROTC commitment, spending two and a half years in Japan. He joined Dow Corning Corporation in Midland, Michigan, in 1962 and served in a number of management positions in locations as diverse as Belgium, Japan, and Hong Kong. He retired from Dow Corning in 1996 as Corporate Vice President and Director of Global Sales and . . .

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Charles Cloninger

Charles A. Cloninger

'81

On January 1, 2012, Charles “Chuck” Cloninger became president of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS). He began his engineering career with WPS thirty years ago, as an assistant engineer in Green Bay. At WPS, he was promoted to division engineer, Green Bay (1982); division engineer, Two Rivers (1984); electric distribution engineering projects engineer (1988); operations engineer—distribution (1989); customer service manager—Stevens Point (1994); western region manager (1998); and assistant vice president— operations and engineering (2002).

Before his current . . .

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Eric Baker

Eric D. Baker

'88

Since 2006 Eric D. Baker has served Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative as its president and CEO. Eric was previously Wolverine’s senior vice president of engineering and strategy, vice president of power marketing, and the general manager of planning and engineering. Wolverine is a generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Cadillac, Michigan, supplying power to five distribution electric cooperatives and two alternative electric suppliers in the Lower Peninsula. In 2009, the US Department of Energy recognized . . .

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Paul E. Williams

Paul E. Williams

'61

Paul Williams is a graduate of Negaunee High School and the only member of his family to attend college. He graduated from Michigan Tech with a BSEE in 1961 and spent most of his career in the aerospace industry with Hughes Aircraft.

Paul credits Michigan Tech with changing his life forever by creating career opportunities he never thought possible. In 2011, Paul established an endowed scholarship for Negaunee High School seniors enrolling at Michigan Tech and was a major . . .

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Dennis Euers

'66

Mr. Euers was Captain of the varsity football team and President of Kappa Delta Psi Fraternity while a student at Michigan Tech. Dennis began his career with Johnson Controls, rising through the ranks to become Vice President and General Manager for Systems Operations of Process Automation Systems and Services of Johnson Yokogawa Corporation in Newnan, Georgia in 1990. Since 1993, Dennis has been the Vice President and . . .

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Jane Laird

'68

In 1968, Jane became the second woman to graduate from Michigan Tech in Electrical Engineering. She worked for a variety of employers including Amoco Chemicals Corporation, McNamee, Porter & Seely, and as a civilian with the U.S. Air Force. In 1972, Jane joined Ford Motor Company and has worked in various engine-related areas including alternators, regulators, batteries, ignition systems, powertrain planning, and . . .

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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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