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Catherine Dummer McRae

Catherine Dummer McRae

'83

Cathy began her career at Shell Oil Company in the Michigan Basin Development Engineering - Production Department. One of her many duties included qualifying as an expert geological engineering witness at a proration hearing which lasted over two years. Cathy then joined the South Texas Development Engineering - Production Department as Process Manager for on-shore well drilling and planning, and is a member of the Property Acquisition Evaluation Team. While in this position, she made . . .

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Gerald G. Carlson

Dr. Gerald G. Carlson

'74

Gerry received his B.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1969. He then moved to the Yukon, working summers in mineral exploration while at the same time working on his M.S. from Michigan Tech (1974) and Ph.D. in Economic Geology from Dartmouth (1978). Following this, he became Exploration Manager for Anaconda in Vancouver until 1984. He then taught at the University of British Columbia for three years before switching to the financial side of mineral . . .

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Gary D. Aho

Gary D. Aho

'69, '68

In 1979, Gary started his career at Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company in Ishpeming, Michigan. After an increasing number of western assignments, he moved to Colorado where he became CCI's Chief Engineer and soon after, Manager of the Western Division. He is a national authority on oil shale and served as chairman of the National Oil Shale Association.

Gary has had a distinguished career of professional publications, diverse program and venture management for his company and varied public . . .

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William C. Quinlan

William C. Quinlan

'88

Bill graduated with honors from Michigan Tech in 1988 with a B.S. in Geological Engineering. Following graduation, he began his oil and gas career with Terra Energy Limited in Traverse City, Michigan. As Senior Production Engineer, he developed novel gas lift techniques which became industry standards for Antrim Shale gas production.

In 1997, he joined Jordan Exploration Company, LLC, continuing a focus on the development of unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs as well as renewable energy projects. Bill has also . . .

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Philip C. Ellsworth

Philip C. Ellsworth

'50

Phil served as a rifle squad leader in the 397th Infantry regiment, 100th Division, in France and Germany during WWII, before completing his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1950. Following the completion of his degree, he spent a short time in the Gogebic Range for the Jones and Laughlin Ore company.

In 1951 he joined the US Atomic Energy Commission as an exploration geologist out of Grand Junction, CO where he was assigned to a field . . .