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C. Mark Rabagliati

C. Mark Rabagliati


Mark transferred to Michigan Tech after obtaining a Diploma in Mining Technology from Haileybury School of Mines in Ontario and received his BS in Geological Engineering in 1969. Since this time, Mark has worked in industry beginning with junior Canadian companies and major international companies working up to a geological exploration consultant with Hunter Dickinson Group.

He is currently President of his own company, Rebagliati Geological Consulting, Ltd. where he made his most recent discovery,

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Doug McDowell

Doug McDowell

Before joining Michigan Tech in 1978 as an Associate Professor in the geology department, Doug obtained a B.S. (Geology & Mineralogy) from Penn State University in 1960, M.S.and Ph.D. degrees from CalTech in 1996 (Geology), held a post-doc position at the University of Chicago (Experimental Petrology), Research Associate positions at CalTech and the University of California at Riverside, and was an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve. His Ph.D. thesis combined field work in

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William C. Quinlan

William C. Quinlan


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.

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Allan M. Johnson

Allan M. Johnson

'67, '65

Al Johnson received an Associate Engineering Degree from Muskegon Community College before being drafted into the U.S. Army. While in the army, he became a Master rifleman and won two legs towards a Distinguished Riflemans Badge, the highest honor for a rifleman.

After his honorable discharge, he attended Michigan Tech and graduated with a B.S. in Geological Engineering in 1965, an M.S. in Geological Engineering in 1967, and a Ph.D. in Geology in 1971. Beginning

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Robert Laakso

Robert Laakso


Bob is currently the Owner and President of a company called Shaft and Tunnel Engineering Services, operating out of Holland Landing, Ontario. In addition to his B.S. in Geological Engineering which he received from Michigan Tech in 1964, Bob earned a graduate diploma from the Haileybury School of Mines in Haileybury, Ontario.

After leaving Michigan Tech, Bob worked with a wide variety of projects in a few different companies, including Dravo in Australia and the

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