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Elmer H. Bomke

Elmer H. Bomke P.E.

'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, Florida in 1969. He joined Brown & Root in 1971,

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Walter T. Anderson

Walter T. Anderson P.E.

'43,

Mr. Anderson began his career in 1944 working on the Manhattan Project as a Process Engineer with Tennessee Eastman Corporation. In 1954 he returned to Michigan Tech rising to the rank of Professor, Assistant head of Electrical Engineering in 1970 and Acting Head in 1972 and 1979-80. In 1984, he was appointed to the position of Director of the School of Technology. He retired from Michigan Tech in 1988 after forty years service.

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Mack C. Johnson

Mack C. 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 to a company vice presidency two years later. Mack joined Ideal Industries in

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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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Christopher Middlebrook

'99

Christopher Middlebrook aims to speed the flow of information throughout printed circuit boards and processing chips. "We need to couple light between devices with the lowest amount of loss possible," says the ECE associate professor, whose research focuses on optics and photonics. To do that, he is developing new waveguides using Siloxane. The material was developed by Dow Corning, which is funding Middlebrook's research. . . .

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Robert Hirvela

'56

Robert Hirvela joined the HF Communications Division of Collins Radio Company in 1959 as a project engineer. In 1973, he led the Rockwell business unit that invented and developed the first Digital Automatic Call Distributor, the Rockwell Galaxy ACD, and launched what is known today as the Call Center Industry. In 1978, he transferred to the Air Transport Division of Rockwell as Director of Product Management with responsibility . . .

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Eustace Dereniak

'63, '63

For nearly five decades, Eustace L. Dereniak has explored the frontiers of optics and engineering to help create 21st century breakthroughs in medicine, military hardware, astronomy and many other fields. Dereniak, a 1963 Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech, became president of SPIE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to optics and photonics, in January 2012. He has . . .

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