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Merrily Madero

Merrily Madero


Colonel Merrily Madero ('85) has been using the problem solving skills she initially learned as a mechanical engineering student at Michigan Tech to solve problems around the world. Recently she was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for leading the Military Liaison unit at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan during . . .

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Maurice Taylor

Maurice Taylor


Maurice "Morry" M. Taylor (BSME ’68) was first employed by General Motors as a mechanical engineer in Saginaw. A few years later he joined Morweld Steel Products and, in 1972, became part owner of the American Steel Impact Corp. in Detroit. Then, in 1974, he started Maurice Taylor & Associates and was a representative for steel products . . .

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Jennifer Shute

Jennifer Shute


Jennifer graduated from Michigan Tech in 1996 with her bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. She later went on to earn her master’s in mechanical engineering in 1998 from Oakland University.  She is currently the Senior Manager: Safety Recall Administration & Execution at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) where she is responsible for the execution . . .

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Albert Maki

Albert Maki '48

Abbie Maki earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1948. He spent three years in the gas turbine division of General Electric, then four years on the staff of the vice president for manufacturing at North American Aviation. In 1955, he joined AVCO, where he was the program manager for the Titan and Atlas reentry vehicle program. . . .

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