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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 . . .

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John Beattie

'63

John M. Beattie took his first job upon graduation with the Louis Allis Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was a design engineer on a variety of commercial, military, and NASA space projects. His expertise was in ball bearing technology and V-belt technology. In 1968, he joined the Toro Company in Bloomington, Minnesota, as a project engineer for the Riding Greensmower 3 and Groundsmaster 322. A few years later . . .

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Nancy Vandermey

'89

Nancy Vandermey is a rocket scientist, volunteer zookeeper and amateur photographer. Vandermey joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in 1996 and is presently Science Planning Systems Engineer for the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.

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Carl E. Avers

Carl E. Avers

'62

Carl Avers earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1962. He continued his education in 1968 at Stanford University completing a special course in Special Finance, Economics, Accounting and Engineering Economy. Carl began his career in 1962 at the San Diego Gas & Electric Company as a Junior Engineer. He advanced in the company to the level of Project Manager before becoming a successful entrepreneur and consultant in the thermal energy area . . .

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Daniel R. Kapp

Daniel R. Kapp

'76

Daniel R. Kapp (BSME '76) is Director, Powertrain Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford Motor Company. He is also a graduate of the Ford College Graduate Program (FCG). After graduation from Michigan Tech, Dan went to work at Ford Motor Company as an engineer in the Car Product Development Group and has spent his entire career at Ford in positions of increasing responsibility in the area of engine and Powertrain product development.

His work at Ford included work . . .

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Richard Bayer

Richard Bayer

'44

Dick Bayer earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with honor from Michigan Tech in 1944. Three years later, he joined the Michigan Tech faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. During succeeding years he was promoted to associate professor and full professor. He retired in 1983, after 37 years of service.

In addition to his career at Michigan Tech, he also served as an officer in the U.S. Army combat engineering battalion in France and the Pacific . . .

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Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes

Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes

'83

Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes earned her BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1983.  After graduation Colleen started working at Chevron and has spent her career there in positions of increasing responsibility. She was often the only woman in these positions. Her first position with Chevron was in San Francisco as a project engineer in their retail marketing department. While there she would return to Michigan Tech to do recruiting. She spent time at a . . .

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Carl E. Avers

Carl E. Avers

'62

Carl Avers earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1962. He continued his education in 1968 at Stanford University completing a special course in Special Finance, Economics, Accounting and Engineering Economy. Carl began his career in 1962 at the San Diego Gas & Electric Company as a Junior Engineer. He advanced in the company to the level of Project Manager before becoming a successful entrepreneur and consultant in the thermal energy area . . .