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Calvin Wheeler

Calvin J. Wheeler

'50

Calvin Wheeler began his professional career with General Electric, where an early assignment to develop, design, and test programs for B-52 on-board power systems led to his lifetime interest in power generation. After brief posts with McCulloch Corporation and Harnischfeger Corporation, Cal began his twenty-eight-year career with the Kohler Company in 1961. He retired in 1990 as senior engineer in Kohler’s generator division.

Since 1971, Cal has supported the University with annual donations, as well

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Jon A. Soper

Jon A. Soper

'57,

Upon receiving his Baccalaureate degree in Electrical Engineering at Michigan Tech in 1957, Jon took a position as an instructor of electrical engineering until completing his Masters Degree in 1960. He was then promoted to Assistant Professor, and taught for two more years before joining Raytheon Mfg. Co. as a computer design engineer. He enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1964, completing his Ph.D. with a specialization in Electromagnetics and Antennas in 1969.

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Edmund K. Miller

Edmund K. Miller

'57,

Dr. Miller earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and joined their High Altitude Engineering Laboratory. He subsequently worked as a Senior Scientist at MB Associates, as Manager of Electromagnetics at the Rockwell International Science Center, and as Director of the Electromagnetics Research Operation at General Research Corporation. He held teaching position as Regents-Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas, and as Stocker Visiting Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ohio University

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Thomas C. Simonen

Thomas C. Simonen

'60,

Following graduation Tom Simonen went on to receive a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. After appointments at Hughes Aircraft, Max Planck Institute in Munich, and Princeton University, he joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 18 years as a physicist and became program leader for magnetic fusion experiments. For the past 12 years he has been Director of the DIII-D National Fusion Program, the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest fusion facility with

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Elmer Bomke

'42

Mr. Bomke joined the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers following graduation and served as a combat engineer in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. After the war, he joined Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company and in 1948 took a position with Southern Services, Inc., rising to Manager of the Electrical Design Department. Elmer accepted the position of Vice President, Electrical Operation at Gulf Power Company in Pensacola, . . .

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Townsend Porter

'68

Townsend H. Porter received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Tech in 1968.Porter spent 27 years at IBM and patented the mechanics inside of the 3-1/2-inch floppy disk that became the industry standard.

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James Klungness

'49

James Klungness created Klungness Electronic Supply in 1954. In 1955 he entered another partnership to form Northern Electronics to develop a cable television system in Iron Mountain and Kingsford. This enterprise eventually expanded into six states serving almost 200,000 homes. He then founded American Microwave & Communications in 1960 to deliver broadcast signals to remote area cable systems nationwide. Jim serves . . .

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