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Charles Lamoreaux


Charles (Chuck) Lamoreaux earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1956. After graduation, he worked in California for Northrup Industries, Fairchild Instruments, TRW Inc, and Hyper-Air Engineering Company. In 1965, Chuck and his wife, Gayle, started American Bristol Industries Inc. The company manufactures high and low pressure air and gas systems, and air purification and air monitor . . .

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Becky Gatzke


Why did you choose Michigan Tech? Academic reputation, size, location How well did Michigan Tech prepare you for your career? I felt well-prepared to take on the different challenges that arise in my daily work. While learning certainly doesn't end after school, my formal education gave me the confidence that I could handle whatever was thrown at me. What was your first job after graduation and how has your career . . .

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Ray Herner

'53, '54

While at Tech, Ray H. Herner received a Teaching Fellowship for Mechanical Engineering. After graduation he lived and worked in Alpena, Michigan, for twenty-two years. Ray’s career included working at Abitibi, a wood product plant, where he held the position of mechanical superintendent, at Petch Manufacturing Co., and as general manager at King Valve Co. He also taught evening courses for eight years at Alpena . . .

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Maurice M. Taylor

Maurice M. Taylor Jr.


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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Richard Henes

Richard Henes


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.


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Gerald Haycock

Gerald Haycock


Jerry Haycock earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1968 and started as a Development Engineer for the Detroit Diesel Division of General Motors. In 1971 he joined Ford Motor Company as an Emission Development Engineer and has held various supervisory and management positions in the powertrain area. In 1995 he was appointed the Director of Core/Advanced Powertrain Engineering in the Advanced Vehicle Technology Department of Ford.

Haycock is Ford's Corporate Relationship

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Daniel Rivard

Daniel Rivard


One of the most recognizable mottos in the world was coined not by a copywriter but by an engineer. Ford Motor Company's "Quality Is Job One" was a slogan and a corporate touchstone for seventeen years, practically forever in the short-attention-span world of marketing. It originated with one man's obsession with making everything better.

"Dan Rivard was the face of Total Quality Improvement at Ford Motor Company for an entire era," said

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Dr. Paul D. 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 with the most technologically advanced manned and unmanned ground systems in the