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L. Jack Gunter

L. Jack Gunter

'65

After graduating from Michigan Tech in 1965, Jack worked in Canada's far north doing underground mining and surveying. From 1966 to 1974, he worked for Phelps Dodge and worked his way up to becoming Manager. Jack directed Canada wide exploration, where he found the La Gauchiere Cu-Zn deposit in Quebec. During this time, he was also a consultant in the Eastern United States and South America.

His 37 year career as a mineral industry executive was particularly . . .

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Gregory Matiuk

Gregory Matiuk

'67

Greg has dedicated his career to Chevron, now ChevronTexaco ,where he is corporate officer and Executive Vice President for Administrative and Corporate Services, ChevronTexaco Corporation and reports to the Office of the Chairman.

Some of the duties and titles he has held are: production and reservoir engineer for USA's Western Operations; coordinator of Chevron Overseas Petroleum, Inc., Australia and Africa; Superintendent for Chevron USA; Manager of Drilling and Production, Western Australia Petroleum Pty. Ltd. based in Perth, . . .

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Charles L. Matson

Charles L. Matson

'49

Retired General Manager of Purchasing & Traffic, Pickands Mather & Company; Mining Engineer, Zenith Mine, Ely, MN and Michigan District Office; Mining Captain; Manager of Purchasing, Cleveland, OH; Erie Mining Co.: Chief Industrial Engineer for several mine start-ups; Maintenance Planning Supervisor; Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance, and Supt. of Agglomerating; Plant Superintendent, Hibbing Taconite Co.; Served in the European Theater of Operations in WWII, awarded two battle stars; Member, Michigan Tech Alumni Board of Managers, AIME, . . .

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James S. Magoffin

James S. Magoffin

'41

Founder, President, and Chairman Emeritus, Markair, Inc.

James Magoffin received a BS in Mining Engineering in 1941 from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. He also graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in 1939.

He began his career as a flying instructor after graduation and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. In 1946, he founded an airline company in Fairbanks, AK, now named Markair, which provided bush pilot . . .

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Jean Petermann Zimmer

Jean E. Zimmer (Petermann)

'39

Jean Petermann Zimmer was born in Calumet and graduated from Calumet High School in 1935. She attended Michigan Tech from 1935 to 1939 when there were 13 women and 600-800 men. When AE Seaman died in 1937, Jean, with pay from the NYA assistance of $10/month, became secretary and museum assistant to K. Spiroff. In 1939 she received her BS degree and was the first recipient of the "Key Award" to the year's outstanding graduate.

Jean then went to . . .