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Donald T. Moore

Donald T. Moore


After graduation Donald Moore joined McGraw Edison’s Power Systems Division as an Apparatus Engineer which included power system simulation tool development. In 1978, Don founded PLM Technologies a power system engineering business. By 1984, PLM grew into a full service power engineering design and construction firm operating in five states. In 1991 PLM sold its construction and engineering divisions. In 1992 Don formed a new company called NavRadio Corporation based upon his 22 years

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Morikawa, Lyman

Lyman Morikawa


Lyman Morikawa earned the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1971 and was commissioned into the US Army Corps of Engineers. He continued on to receive a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii in 1990. After leaving Michigan Tech, he worked at the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) in factory automation and power generation and later at the Maui Electric Company (MECO) in power

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Calvin Wheeler

Calvin J. Wheeler


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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Robert J. Hirvela

Robert J. Hirvela


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 for Communications, Navigation, and Pulse Products

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Thomas Simonen


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 . . .

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Kanwal Rekhi


Maybe he should have been a professor instead of a successful entrepreneur who was part of the first Indian-owned company to go public in the US and the visionary who has helped numerous start-ups succeed around the globe.

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Jane Laird


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 . . .

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