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Daniel Rivard

'59

One of the most recognizable mottos in the world was coined not by a copywriter but by an engineer. Ford Motor Company's "Quality Is Job One" was a slogan and a corporate touchstone for seventeen years, practically forever in the short-attention-span world of marketing. It originated with one man's obsession with making everything better.

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K. Knudsen

'64

Pete Knudson earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1964 and began his career with the Budd Company as a management trainee. He would spend the next 19 years with the company, including stints as executive vice president and general manager of Auto Manufacturas and as president and general manager of Budd's Canadian subsidiary. He became group vice president of automotive products for Budd in . . .

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Charles Laurila

'59

Chuck Laurila earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1959 and began his career as a field engineer with Boeing Company's Aerospace Division. He spent seven years with Boeing, becoming a senior engineer working on the Minuteman missiles at Air Force bases in the Western states. Chuck then worked for Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company and was responsible for the maintenance program in the crushing . . .

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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., . . .

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Norman R. Pratt

Norman R. Pratt

'42

Bob Pratt joined Dow Chemical after earning a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1942. He enjoyed a 39-year career with Dow in various engineering capacities, retiring in 1981 as Manager of Nuclear Projects for the company. In retirement, Michigan Tech called on Pratt to coordinate a design team for the Process Simulation and Control Center (PSCC). The team includes faculty and staff, active design engineers from industry, and retired design professionals.

The PSCC consists of a complete . . .

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Martin G. Lagina

Martin G. Lagina

'77

Marty Lagina graduated with honor in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While a student at Michigan Tech he was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma. He continued his education in the field of law and received his Juris Doctorate, with honor, from the University of Michigan in 1982.

Marty began his career working as a petroleum engineer for Amoco Production Company. In 1979, while attending law school, he was an . . .

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David Hill

David Hill

'65

David (Dave) Hill graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1965 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to earn a Masters in Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1970. He has served as vehicle line executive for the Chevrolet Corvette since 1995, the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird since 1997. He has also been the Corvette chief engineer since November 1992.

Dave began his General Motors career in 1965 as a senior project . . .

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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., . . .