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Richard Ford

'77

Richard (Rich) Ford received the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1977. While earning his degree, Rich says he was fortunate to have studied under Dr. Dennis Wiitanen who provided him with a solid technical background in electrical engineering along with some valuable life lessons. Upon graduation he joined Consumers Power, now Consumers Energy, in Jackson, . . .

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Paul Goethe

'49

Paul K. Goethe received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Tech in 1949. He continued his education through Westinghouse’s advanced degree programs conducted by the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University.

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David Brule

'72

David J. Brule, Sr., of Iron Mountain, is president and CEO of Northern Star Industries, Inc. and began his career as a division engineer with Wisconsin Public Service in Green Bay. Mr. Brule earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1972. In 1973 he joined M.J. Electric as a project engineer and over the next several years received several management and administrative promotions, which . . .

 

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Donald Autio

'57

Don Autio began his career with Hanna Mining Co. in Iron River as an electrical engineer. After five years, as the mines were closing, Don moved to E. I. DuPont in their construction division as an instrument engineer. After two years in construction, he accepted a job in Midland, Michigan with Dow Corning Corporation. Don spent the next 30 years with Dow Corning in various engineering and management positions. During . . .

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Christopher Cooper

'09

Former Air Force ROTC Cadet Shines One of Tech's elite, second lieutenant Christopher Cooper, ‘09, was honored as one of the air force's brightest technical stars. Cooper, along with two young engineers from other institutions devised a program to identify the physical location from which a computer is connecting to the Internet based on its Internet Protocol (IP) address. The three did the work, called . . .

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Kanwal Rekhi

'69

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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