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Richard Cottrell

Richard G. Cottrell

'73

Richard G. Cottrell earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1973 and his MS in Systems Science from Michigan State University in 1976. Rich retired as CMS’s director of system planning and protection in 2010. During his thirty-seven-year career with CMS/Consumers Energy, Rich was involved in all aspects of the planning, engineering, and design of electric transmission distribution lines and substations.

As a professional engineer, Rich was active in the Jackson Chapter of the Michigan . . .

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Jane E. Laird

Jane F. Laird (Fryman)

'68

In 1968, Jane became the second woman to graduate from Michigan Tech in Electrical Engineering. She worked for a variety of employers including Amoco Chemicals Corporation, McNamee, Porter & Seely, and as a civilian with the U.S. Air Force. In 1972, Jane joined Ford Motor Company and has worked in various engine-related areas including alternators, regulators, batteries, ignition systems, powertrain planning, and powertrain technical education. She is currently the Best Practices Team Leader for Core and . . .

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Teo A. Babun

Teo A. Babun

'72

Teo A. Babun Jr. graduated from Michigan Tech in 1972 with bachelor’s degrees in both electrical engineering and business engineering administration. He later received a PhD from Vision International University.

In 1980, Babun, with two partners, started General Eletro-Components, and he was named the president and CEO. He subsequently started several other enterprises, including the Babun Group Consulting Company, Cuba-Caribbean Development, Line Electric Co., Babun Shipping and New Cuba Investment Fund, Ltd. He is currently president of Babun Consulting, president and CEO of Cuba-Caribbean Development and national executive director of the Evangelical Christian Humanitarian Outreach for Cuba (ECHO-Cuba). 

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William G. (Bill) Jackson

William G. Jackson

'58

William Jackson has given much back to Michigan Tech. He and his late wife, Gloria, endowed the William and Gloria Jackson Assistant Professor of Computer Systems, currently held by Timothy Havens.

A native of Laurium, Jackson owned and operated NWR Electronics in Marquette from 1958 to 1980. In 1971, Jackson founded CableAmerica, a cable telecommunications operation. The firm grew rapidly thanks to a commitment to customer service and technical proficiency.

He was inducted into the Arizona Cable Telecommunications Pioneer Hall of . . .

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Robert Anderson

'43

Upon graduation, Robert Anderson went directly into the U.S. Army WWII serving three years as Infantry Sgt. In Europe and received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge. Upon leaving military service, Robert spent 35 years with the General Electrical Co. He holds 31 Patents and was awarded the GE Gold Medallion, the 100th Anniversary Edison Plate Plaque, and the GE Distinguished Inventors Award. . . .

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Ellen Bauman

'90, '93

Ellen graduated from Michigan Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1990. She later returned to Tech and completed her master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in the spring of 1993. Ellen started her career in 1990 as a Field Service Engineer for Industrial Services Technology in Grand Rapids, MI. She developed conveyor control systems and oversaw their installation in various Midwestern . . .

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Mack Johnson

'50, '50

Following distinguished military service in World War II, Mack Johnson attended Michigan Tech and graduated 1950 with dual BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Administration. His career began as a sales engineering trainee at Square D, and he soon advanced through various positions, becoming district manager. In 1958, he became marketing manager for the Federal Pacific Electric Company, earning promotion . . .

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