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Nancy Cragel

'86

Nancy graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She also attended the Ford College Graduate Program. After this, she worked as a Product Design Engineer for over three years and was responsible for design and development of an all-new power tilt, power-telescoping column at Ford Motor Company. She was awarded US Patent No. 5,520,416 Power Tilt, Telescoping . . .

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Douglas Hamar

'84

Douglas J. Hamar (BSME ’84) is president of Hamar Group, president/CEO/co-owner of Horner Flooring, president of Denver Hardwood Co Inc, Denver CO, president of Cascade Pacific Floor Distributors, Portland OR and Seattle WA, president and treasurer of Rio Grande Flooring Distributors, Albuquerque NM, and president/co-founder/principal of CRT & Associates, a firm specializing in custom computer software and hardware. . . .

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Toulou Shokuhfar

'11

Far below the acuity of human sight, the mysteries of neurodegeneration and other chronic diseases await the discovery that leads to prevention and cure. Dr. Tolou Shokuhfar is conducting research on ferritin, a protein within the body, to unveil the differences between healthy and dysfunctional ferritins. When properly functioning, ferritins convert toxic ferrous irons to safe iron minerals that are stored in the . . .

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Thomas G. McKie

Thomas G. McKie

'47

Tom McKie began his mechanical engineering education in 1941, enlisted in the Navy Air Corps in World War II, and returned to Michigan Tech after completing his military service in 1945 to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation in 1947 he joined the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company.

In 1953 he joined Beloit Corporation in their engineering division and enjoyed a thirty-three year career with the company. Tom held many positions at . . .

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Charles D. Cretors

Charles D. Cretors

'63

Charlie Cretors earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1963 and began his career with Commonwealth Edison of Chicago. In 1967 he joined his father and brother at C. Cretors and Company, a family business specializing in commercial popcorn machines since 1885. In 1980 he was named President and in 1991 he became sole owner of C. Cretors and Company.

Charlie is responsible for the successful expansion and continuous growth of C. Cretors and Company. . . .

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John F. Calder

John F. Calder

'67, '76

John F. Calder earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1967 at Michigan Tech and went on to earn an MS degree from Michigan Tech in Business Administration in 1976. After graduating from Michigan Tech he started his career as a Design Engineer with Digital Integrated Circuit Systems in 1967.

From 1968-1975 he rose from Application and Field Service Engineer for the east coast to Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest and West Coast Regions. In 1975 he . . .

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Donald G. Wheatley

Donald G. Wheatley

'62, '63

Donald G. Wheatley earned his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1962 and his MS in Engineering Mechanics in 1963.  He later earned an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1975.  Don’s parents did not encourage him to go to college but with no job opportunities in Sault Ste. Mare in 1958, he rebelled and came to Michigan Tech. 

After graduation from Michigan Tech, Don went to work for General Motors in 1963. He . . .

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Anthony F. Raimondo

Anthony F. Raimondo

'62

Anthony F. Raimondo (Tony) earned his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1962 and an MBA from the University of Rochester in 1972.   Tony originally started in civil engineering but after noticing that mechanical engineering had more companies interviewing on campus, he switched to mechanical engineering.  After graduation, Tony spent several years in large corporations. He joined General Motors 1962. Following management training and production supervisory experience at GM, Tony joined Moog, Inc., . . .