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William Hartwick

'48

Bill Hartwick graduated with honor in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While a student at Michigan Tech he was elected a member of Tau Beta Pi and played varsity football. After completing the required thesis, Bill received a professional degree of Mechanical Engineer from Tech in 1955. His entire professional career was devoted to the technology of heavy, continuous duty, reciprocating . . .

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Hussein Zbib

'87, '83

Hussein M. Zbib earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1981, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1983 and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics in 1987 all from Michigan Tech. In 1988 he was hired as an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University. He was promoted to Professor in 1998. Currently he is Interim Director and Professor of the School . . .

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Paul Rogers

'88, '04

Developing and transitioning game-changing ground system capabilities for the United States Army and Department of Defense remains the mission of the engineering and technology experts at the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). Paul Rogers ('04) leads a team of nearly 1,700 engineers, scientists, researchers, and support staff to ensure our soldiers and Marines are equipped . . .

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Richard J. Robbins

Richard J. Robbins

'56, '96

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Atlas-Copco Robbins, Inc.

Richard J. Robbins graduated from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (MCM&T) in 1956 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Since 1958, Dick has been a major contributor and a prominent influence in the mining and tunneling industry.

In 1958, Dick joined The Robbins Company—established by his father, James S. Robbins, a 1933 MCM&T mining engineering graduate. The Robbins Company has prospered and employs over 330 workers worldwide. The Robbins Co. became part of the . . .

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Vijay K. Sazawal

Dr. Vijay K. Sazawal

'75

After completing his doctoral degree in structural mechanics at Michigan Tech, Vijay K. Sazawal (PhD ’75) joined Westinghouse Electric Corporation in the Advanced Reactors Division as part of the design and technology team working on the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project. His tenure at Westinghouse lasted twenty years during which time he rose through successive management positions with responsibility for fast reactors, advanced terrestrial and space reactors, nuclear defense programs, and US government programs to promote safety upgrades . . .

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Richard Henes

Richard Henes

'48

Richard Henes fashioned considerable success from diligence and opportunity.

A native of Menominee, Henes earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1948, followed by a law degree from the University of Michigan. In 1958, after working as an engineer and lawyer, he moved to Arizona and established what was to become the Henes Manufacturing Company, Henes Products and Henes Stamping. He also became a successful real estate investor in Phoenix.

He parlayed his Michigan Tech education . . .

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Ray H. Herner

Ray H. Herner

'54

Ray H. Herner earned his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1953 and an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering in1954.  Prior to coming to Michigan Tech, Ray attended Lake Superior State University (“Soo Tech”) for two years.  At Tech, Ray received a Teaching Fellowship for Mechanical Engineering.  After graduation he lived and worked in Alpena for 22 years.  His career included working at Abitibi, a wood product plant, where he held the . . .

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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. . . .