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Attilio Berdusco

Attilio Berdusco

'52

Attilio dedicated his entire career to Algoma Steel with increasingly responsible positions in Wawa and Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario. One of his many achievements was planning and executing a pillar blast at an underground mine in Wawa; this is the largest underground blast in North America using 1.1 million tons of TNT. In the mid-1970’s he was instrumental in designing a 15,000 foot long conveyer belt with 2,432 feet of vertical lift, allowing the

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Leimo G. Immonen

Leimo G. Immonen

'24

Leimo Immonen earned a BS in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mines in 1924 and a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1945. He is a registered professional engineer in California, Colorado, and Nevada.

After serving in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1924-27, he began a 12-year career as a mill superintendent with Kennecott Copper Corp. in McGill, NV. Following this, he served two years as

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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

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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

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George R. McGinn

'55

George graduated from Sudbury Mining and Technical School in 1949 with an emphasis on geology and mining. Following this, he was hired by INCO to do surveying and diamond drilling and later promoted to a contract miner.

In 1955, George graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. in Geological Engineering. He then joined Mobil where he remained for over 36 years until his retirement in 1992. During his tenure with Mobil, George worked in Calgary,