- BS Electrical Engineering 1972
David J. Brule, Sr., of Iron Mountain, is president and CEO of Northern Star Industries, Inc. and began his career as a division engineer with Wisconsin Public Service in Green Bay. Mr. Brule earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1972. In 1973 he joined M.J. Electric as a project engineer and over the next several years received several management and administrative promotions, which culminated with his appointment as president and CEO in 1991. He continued as president of the company after it was acquired by Exelon Infrastructure Services, Inc. in 2000.
Mr. Brule is a lifetime member of the MTU Alumni Association and was elected to the University's Electrical Engineering Academy in 1996. He has served with Friends of Handicapped People, the Interlochen Arts Academy Presidents Council, the Dickinson Area Catholic School Board, and the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Rotary Club. Mr. Brule has also served on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Iron Mountain and as director of the U.P. Construction Labor-Management Council.