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Hilary G. Dussing

Hilary G. Dussing (Carlson)


Hilary graduated from Michigan Tech in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering.

Upon graduating, Hilary held numerous technical and executive positions in the Petroleum business with various companies including Tenneco Oil Company, Champlin Petroleum Company, Union Pacific Resources, Tom Brown Incorporated and Royal Dutch Shell. She has worked in the U.S., West Africa, Europe and Russia.

In addition to her Michigan Tech education, in 1994 Hilary completed the

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Dino H. Pirolo

Dino H. Pirolo


Dino H. Pirolo received a BS degree with honors in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1953. While in college, he was active in several campus organizations including Tau Beta Pi, the Newman Club, and AIME.

Dino started his career in 1953 with the Inland Steel Company. He worked as an engineer in the Ishpeming general office, and was assigned to an exploration program for the company’s Caland Ore Project

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James S. Westwater

Dr. James S. Westwater

'75, '34

Retired Sr. Vice President, Operations, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company

James Westwater earned a BS in Mining Engineering in 1934 from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology and received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1975.

After graduation, he served two years as a drilling and blasting engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He then went on to several engineering positions including an exploration project in Chuquicamata, Chile. In 1941,

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Frank J. Klima

Frank J. Klima


President, Superior Rock Bit Co. and F. J. Klima, Inc.; Mining engineer, Oliver Iron Mining Division, U.S. Steel Corporation, Minnesota; Started his own company, F. J. Klima, Inc., of Virginia, MN as an engineering, sales and management company; Founder and president of the Superior Rock Bit Co.; Promoted improved mining methods and developed new products for the benefit of the mining industry; Holds U.S. patents in “Adaptive Control for Rotary Drills,” “Method of Making

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Catherine Aimone-Martin

Catherine Aimone-Martin


Cathy received her BS degree in Geological Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1971. She then spent seven years in industry: four years with mining companies in Canada (Ontario and BC) and then three as Geological Engineer and Geotechnical Engineer with consulting companies in Washington State and Illinois.

In 1979 she returned to academia and a doctoral program at Northwestern University where she received her Ph.D. in Mineral Resources Engineering and Management. Since 1981 she has