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C. Mark Rabagliati

William H. Broman

'53, '52

Bill joined Shell Oil Company in 1953 as a Junior Geophysicist and later became Area Chief Geophysicist. While working for Shell, his job titles included Director of Exploration Research, General Manager of Exploration and Production Research, General Manager of Offshore Exploration and General Manager of Rocky Mountain Exploration and Production. In 1990, he retired after 37 years of service, but his name is legendary within the company.

Bill received his BS degree in Geological Engineering in 1952 and his . . .

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Jo Kalliokoski

Jo Kalliokoski

Jo Kalliokoski was born in Finland, but moved to Timmons, Ontario and attended the University of Western Ontario where he received his BS in 1947. He then went to Princeton for his PhD, which he received in 1951.

Jo was a geologist for the Geological Survey of Canada until 1953 and then went to work for Newmont Exploration until 1956. He joined the faculty at Princeton University from 1956 until 1968, when he came to Michigan Tech to be . . .

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John M. Hird

John M. Hird


John had a 32 year industrial career before retiring in 1993; however, he still does consulting. John began his career with Allied Chemical in Syracuse, New York as a Geological Engineer working on solution mining of salt and potash in the United States, Canada and Mexico. During this time, he was also involved in exploration and evaluation of many industrial mineral deposits.

In 1965, he went to work in the Phosphate Division of Texasgulf Sulphur Company in Aurora, . . .

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Ronald J. Christie

Ronald J. Christie


Ron began his career with Tenneco Oil Company where he was employed for 21 years. During his time at Tenneco, Ron was a Geological Engineering Supervisor and provided technical support to geological engineering staff who were involved with generating prospects and development drilling. He also held positions as Geological Engineering Manager for the Gulf of Mexico region and Exploration Manager for the Western Gulf Division. In these positions, he initiated and managed regional evaluation, lease . . .

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Robert R. Wallace

Robert R. Wallace

'49, '49

Retired President, R.R. Wallace & Associates

Robert R. Wallace graduated with honors from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1949 with BS degrees in Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering, and also with a Bachelor of Mining Engineering. While in college, he was active in many campus organizations such as Blue Key, Tau Beta Pi, Yearbook, Alpha Sigma Mu, and Student Council, as well as intramural sports. He was also listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and . . .