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Paul Masini


Paul Masini was born and raised in Hancock and earned a B.S. in both Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Michigan Tech in 1969. He also received a MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1975. After graduation from Michigan Tech he joined Giddings & Lewis Machine Tool Company where he held various sales and manufacturing positions. Masini joined Mercury Marine in 1973 and has held several . . .

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Pamela Klyn


Pam earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1993.   She went on to earn a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1993 and an Executive MBA from Bowling Green State University in 2002.

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Paula Zenner

'87, '93

Paula earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and worked in industry immediately following graduation. She returned to Michigan Tech to earn a master’s degree in operations Management, which was received in 1993. 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 . . .

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Merle Potter

Dr. Merle Potter

'58, '61

Merle Potter '58 was awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2008 James Harry Potter (no relation) Gold Medal. Potter received the award "for making a renowned impact on thermodynamics through forty-two years of outstanding teaching and through published textbooks on thermal sciences and applied mathematics, and for research on energy consumption in dwellings and industrial plants."

Potter earned a BS in 1958 and an MS in 1961 in Engineering Mechanics from Tech and a master's and . . .

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Carl E. Avers

Carl E. Avers


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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Raymond Kauppila

Raymond Kauppila


Ray Kauppila earned bachelor degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1951. He then came to Tech as a teacher in 1957 and received a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1960. He left Michigan Tech briefly to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1968.

Kauppila served Michigan Tech as a teacher and researcher from 1957 until his retirement in 1988. He came to Tech after working . . .

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Martha N. Sullivan

Martha N. Sullivan


Sensata Technologies is the world’s leading supplier of sensors and electrical protection, improving safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day. As president and CEO of Sensata, Martha Sullivan ('85) employs over 9,000 people in two major global business units with sales offices worldwide and business and manufacturing centers in nine different countries.

The name, Sensata, comes from the Latin word sensate, meaning “those gifted with sense.” The company’s logo is inspired by Braille, the writing system based . . .

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James L. Reum

James L. Reum


James L. Reum graduated from Michigan Tech in 1953 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and later earned an MBA from Xavier University in 1965 and his P.E. license from the State of Ohio in 1959. Jim started his career at General Electric (GE) in 1957 after serving in the United States Army Aviation Division as a company commander and as a pilot in Korea. He began as a process engineer at GE and later held . . .