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Paula Zenner

'87, '93

She began work at Michigan Tech in the Mechanical Engineering Department as an academic advisor in 1991 and has advanced to her current position as Director of Operations and Finance. She directs the financial and operational activities for this nationally ranked academic department with annual external research expenditures of over $4 million and a salary and wage budget of $7.5 million.

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Joseph Gemignani

'53

Joseph A. Gemignani earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1953. After graduation he served two years in the United States Air Force. He then continued his education at the University of Michigan Law School where he received his J.D. Law in 1958. He began his career in patent law with McGraw Edison Company in Milwaukee. In 1961 he joined Michael Best & Friedrich, one of the oldest and largest . . .

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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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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.

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Eric A. Nielsen

Eric A. Nielsen

'80

Eric A. Nielsen earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1980 at Michigan Tech and went on to earn an MBA-Finance & International Business, at the University of Chicago in 1988. After graduating from Michigan Tech he started as a consulting engineer with Hazard Engineering in Morton Grove, IL. From 1983 to 1994 he held engineering and management positions at Omron Electronics in Illinois, Conveyor Equipment Division in Mississippi and FMC Corporation in

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Wilfred S. Bobier

Wilfred S. Bobier

'43

Wilfred Bobier earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1943. He was a member of the Michigan Patent Lawyers Association and received the Engineer of Year Award from the Engineering Society of Detroit in 1949. Retired from his career as a registered patent agent, Wilfred Bobier holds over 100 U.S. and foreign patents, alone, with some classified as military secrets and withdrawn from issue.

Prior to his retirement, he served as vice

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Dale J. Roberto

Dale J. Roberto

'69

Dale J. Roberto (BSME '69) is President/Owner of Smalley Manufacturing Co. Inc. in Knoxville, TN. Prior to working for Smalley, Dale worked for the Post Company in Battle Creek, MI. He was the project manager responsible for installing the Fruity Pebbles line.

Smalley Manufacturing Company Inc. was founded by the Smalley family and is a privately owned company that incorporated in 1940. It has progressed from designing and manufacturing a nut shelling machine to become

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Charles Lamoreaux

Charles Lamoreaux

'56

Charles (Chuck) Lamoreaux earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1956. After graduation, he worked in California for Northrup Industries, Fairchild Instruments, TRW Inc, and Hyper-Air Engineering Company. In 1965, Chuck and his wife, Gayle, started American Bristol Industries Inc. The company manufactures high and low pressure air and gas systems, and air purification and air monitor equipment used in scuba diving and fire services. Chuck has several patents in