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Charles L. Matson

Charles L. Matson


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,

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Charles G. Tebelman, Jr.

Charles G. Tebelman Jr.

'38, '38

Retired Assistant to Vice President of Administration, Bethlehem Steel Corporation

Charles Tebelman earned BS degrees in Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering, with honors, from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1938.

After graduation, he joined Bethlehem Steel Corporation as a candidate of their “Loop Course” management training program. In September, 1938, he was assigned as Foreman to the Bethlehem’s Limestone Quarry in Bridgeport, PA. In 1947, he was offered the position of Mining Engineer

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Richard L. Wunderman

Richard L. Wunderman

'88, '83

Rick attended Foothill Junior College after graduating early from high school. After his mother insisted he find a summer job that was in line with his interests and skills, he chose one that required being a licensed boat pilot on Isle Royale. He took the job, and on one occasion, too far offshore, he was struck by lightning and knocked unconscious.

Rick obtained his B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a

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William J. Rundle

William J. Rundle


William Rundle graduated with honors in Mining Engineering from Michigan Tech and received his MS in Mining Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1950.

After graduation, he held many positions with various mining companies before becoming an Associate Professor of Mining Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1946. He joined Cyrpus Mines in 1955 as a mining engineer and climbed the ranks to the position of Vice President during his 23 years

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William F. Richards

William F. Richards


Retired President, Davy Inc.
Retired Director, Davy Corporation, Ltd.

William Richards received a BS in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1942. He is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

After graduation, he worked as a mining engineer for Pickands Mather and Company in Ely, MN before serving in the Civil Engineering Corps of the U.S. Navy Seabees, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In 1946, he