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Frank J. Klima

Frank J. Klima

'54

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 and . . .

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Peter Aubry

Peter Aubry

'59

Peter graduated from our department in 1959 with a BS in geology. He couldn't find geological work after graduation so he went to work for Ingersoll Rand Manufacturing Co., who transferred him to Calgary after a year and he became manager of compressor manufacturing. He stayed with the company until 1975, but then he made a bold move to get back to his geological roots. He took his savings and started his own oil and gas . . .

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Richard J. Robbins

Richard J. Robbins

'56, '96

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Atlas-Copco Robbins, Inc.

Richard J. Robbins graduated from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (MCM&T) in 1956 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Since 1958, Dick has been a major contributor and a prominent influence in the mining and tunneling industry.

In 1958, Dick joined The Robbins Company—established by his father, James S. Robbins, a 1933 MCM&T mining engineering graduate. The Robbins Company has prospered and employs over 330 workers worldwide. The Robbins Co. became part of the . . .

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Peter J. Johnson

Peter J. Johnson

'58

President (CEO) and part owner of Hoover Construction Company, Virginia, Minnesota; Part owner and Director of Minnesota Explosives in Biwabik, Minnesota, as well as Mining Services Inc., in Virginia, Minnesota; Chairman of the Board of Michigan Limestone Operations in Rogers City, Michigan; Director of the Marshall H. and Nellie Allworth Memorial Fund; Director of the Queen City Federal Savings and Loan; Past President of the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota; Director of Minnesota Power; AIME, . . .

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Gerald VanVoorhis

Gerald VanVoorhis

'60

Gerald Van Voorhis graduated with a BS in geophysical engineering from Michigan Tech in 1960 and was a geophysicist with the US Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1961 to 1964, when he returned to Tech for a masters in geophysics. Then he went to work for Bear Creek Mining Company (the Exploration division of Kennecott) as Chief of their Geophysical Research Division from 1964 to 1973. Eventually he became Vice President of Exploration at Kennecott from . . .