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Theodore Edwards

'50

Ted Edwards earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech with honor in 1950. Prior to attending Tech he was a corporal in the U.S. Army, stationed in Europe, during World War II. He began his career in the pulp and paper industry with Marathon Corporation as a Management Trainee. In 1957, Marathon was acquired by American Can Company and Ted assumed various positions in management for the company. In 1980, . . .

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Cynthia Hodges

'89, '87

Cynthia received her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and her Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1989. She is a manager in supplier technical assistance at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Douglas Parks

'84

Changing fuel consumption, monitoring energy usage, and enhancing safety are the focus of hybrid vehicle manufacturers around the world. Doug Parks ('84) achieved those goals while working on the Chevy Volt at General Motors as the Global Vehicle Line Executive and Chief Engineer for Global Electric Vehicles. For the Chevy Volt, Parks was responsible for maintaining product quality and remaining on budget in both the . . .

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Maurice M. Taylor

Maurice M. Taylor Jr.

'68

Maurice “Morry” M. Taylor (BSME ’68) was first employed by General Motors as a mechanical engineer in Saginaw. A few years later he joined Morweld Steel Products and, in 1972, became part owner of the American Steel Impact Corp. in Detroit. Then, in 1974, he started Maurice Taylor & Associates and was a representative for steel products manufacturers.

In 1983, Morry became President/CEO of CanAM Industries. CanAM moved its headquarters to Quincy,

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Craig C. Lazzari

Craig C. Lazzari

'42

Craig Lazzari graduated from Michigan Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering with honors, then served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He began work in 1947 as a project and sales engineer for the Fish Engineering and Construction Corporation. He participated in the engineering and design of the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Project, the Pacific Northwest Pipeline and various projects for Humble Oil Company, Shell Oil Company, El Paso Natural Gas, and

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Frank Agosti

Frank Agosti

'58

Frank Agosti joined Detroit Edison as a student engineer in 1957, earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1958, and returned to the company full-time. Agosti progressed upward through a number of engineering and management posts at Edison's coal-fired power plants and was responsible for the start-up of the Monroe power plant. He later served as vice president for nuclear operations (1982-1987) during the start-up of the Fermi 2 plant.

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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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Maurice M. Taylor

Maurice M. Taylor Jr.

'68

Maurice “Morry” M. Taylor (BSME ’68) was first employed by General Motors as a mechanical engineer in Saginaw. A few years later he joined Morweld Steel Products and, in 1972, became part owner of the American Steel Impact Corp. in Detroit. Then, in 1974, he started Maurice Taylor & Associates and was a representative for steel products manufacturers.

In 1983, Morry became President/CEO of CanAM Industries. CanAM moved its headquarters to Quincy,