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Scott Wazny

'94

Renowned climber Yvon Chouinard said that when scaling mountains, he never felt scared, instead totally alive. By that standard, Scott Wazny '94 is on cloud nine literally and figuratively. On May 30, 2005, he reached the summit of Mt. Everest.

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Carl 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 . . .

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Wendy Davidson

'91

Wendy received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1991. She is currently the President of Edgestone Consulting Inc., a firm she founded in 2002. Wendy is also a graduate of the FastTrac II Entrepreneurial Program from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a business coach who completed the co-active coaching program through the Coaches Training Institute. Wendy . . .

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Raymond Trewhella

'56

Raymond M. Trewhella (BSME ’56) began his career with Cliff Naturals (Cleveland Cliffs) in 1956 where he was responsible for mechanical and electrical maintenance for forty skilled associates and the startup of the first pelletizing iron ore plant in Michigan. He left in 1960 to assume the position of senior engineer with General Electric Company in Irmo, South Carolina. While at GE, he received the General Electric . . .

Albert Maki

'48

Abbie Maki earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1948. He spent three years in the gas turbine division of General Electric, then four years on the staff of the vice president for manufacturing at North American Aviation. In 1955, he joined AVCO, where he was the program manager for the Titan and Atlas reentry vehicle program. Under his direction, the company performed the research, development . . .

Thomas 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 . . .

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