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Brenda Ryan

Brenda Ryan


Brenda Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 1976. She went on to found Ryan Industries, Inc. in 1995. In 2001, Brenda and her husband, Michael, started Alliance Industries. Brenda has served on the External Advisory Board for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. She is a member of the Michigan Tech Presidential Council of Alumnae and also Chair of the . . .

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John (Jack) Simon

John (Jack) Simon


Dr. John (Jack) Simon (BS MTU MY 1963, MBA Central Michigan 1987, PhD MSE Carnegie Mellon, 1991). Jack Simon had a career with GM, spending 33 years there holding numerous positions including general superintendent in manufacturing, chief chemist and metallurgist, director of materials engineering, and manager of technology assessment. He had responsibilities in process and production engineering in Chevrolet, Buick, . . .

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James Graham

James Graham


Jim Graham, a resident of Centennial, Colorado, is a 1970 graduate of Michigan Tech’s Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. Jim began his career as process engineer for Texas Gulf in Moab, Utah. In 1973, he moved to the coal fields of West Virginia for Zapata Corporation and through a series of promotions moved to Lexington, Kentucky as Vice President Engineering. His next move in 1992 was to General . . .