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Douglas Parks

'84

The fundamentals of engineering, paired with ambition and innovation, have carried Doug Parks a long way throughout his tenure at General Motors. In August 2012, Parks was promoted to Vice President, Product Programs. His new position was created after some restructuring in GM’s Global Product Development organization. The new structure eliminates redundancy, clarifies accountability, and streamlines the decision-making . . .

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Craig 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 . . .

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James Reum

'53

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 various management . . .

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Lawrence Mulholland

Lawrence Mulholland

'55

Lawrence (Larry) Mulholland earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1955. After graduation, he held positions with Clow Corp in Chicago, IL, and then with Saginaw Products, Republic Corp, and Beckton Dickinson in Los Angeles, CA, before starting his own company, Mulholland Positioning Systems Inc., in 1971. The company designs, manufactures, and markets equipment designed to meet the needs of physically challenged children. Larry holds several patents in this field.

While a student, Larry was a . . .

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Harold Schock

Harold Schock

'79, '74

Dr. Harold Schock received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1974 and his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1975. He then returned to Michigan Tech and earned his PhD in Engineering Mechanics in 1979. While earning his PhD at Tech, Dr. Schock worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant.

Dr. Schock is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Automotive Research Experiment Station at . . .

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Donald G. Wheatley

Donald G. Wheatley

'62, '63

Donald G. Wheatley earned his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1962 and his MS in Engineering Mechanics in 1963.  He later earned an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1975.  Don’s parents did not encourage him to go to college but with no job opportunities in Sault Ste. Mare in 1958, he rebelled and came to Michigan Tech. 

After graduation from Michigan Tech, Don went to work for General Motors in 1963. He . . .

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Charles J. Laurila

Charles J. Laurila

'59

Chuck Laurila earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1959 and began his career as a field engineer with Boeing Company's Aerospace Division. He spent seven years with Boeing, becoming a senior engineer working on the Minuteman missiles at Air Force bases in the Western states. Chuck then worked for Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company and was responsible for the maintenance program in the crushing and concentrating section.

In 1969 he joined Champion Incorporated and has spent . . .

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Charles D. Cronenworth

Charles D. Cronenworth

'44

Charles Cronenworth earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with honor from Michigan Tech in 1944. After graduation and serving in World War II, he was a research design engineer with Chrysler Corp. in Detroit. In 1947, he joined the Diamond Crystal Salt Co. as a design draftsman. He held a number of managerial positions before being promoted to assistant chief engineer in 1956. In October 1975, he was elected to the position as the president and . . .