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Michael J. Whims

Michael J. Whims

'74

Mike has just begun his own consulting company after retiring from ANR Storage, an affiliate of ANR Pipeline Company, as Vice President of Storage. As VP of Storage, Mike was responsible for managing an essential public service with twenty-one operating plants, developing, approving, and monitoring a $26 million operating and capital budget, as well as managing a staff of 270 hourly and professional employees. Before holding this position, he held technical and operational positions with ANR . . .

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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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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 part time as a . . .

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Peter Hermiston

Peter Hermiston

'61

Peter began his career at E.J. Longyear in Minneapolis working mainly on projects in the Western United States. He then served as a mine geologist for two mining companies in Canada until 1971 when he opened his own contracting business in the Red Lake Mining District. He closed his contracting business in 1992 and is now a consulting engineer.

Peter served as Reeve (Mayor) of Cochenour Township for several years. He is an avid traveler and fisherman. He . . .

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Charles Bufe

Charles Bufe

'60, '62

Chuck earned an MS in Geophysical Engineering in 1960 and an MS in Geophysics in 1962, both from Michigan Tech.  After leaving Michigan Tech, he became a Lieutenant in the NOAA Officer Corps before obtaining his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1969, where he also worked at Willow Run Labs.  Throughout his career, Chuck has worked for NOAA in San Francisco, CA and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin – . . .