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Norman Kates

Norman Kates


Norman O. Kates (BS MTU MY 1942). Norm began his career at Accurate Steel Treating Inc. in 1942, continuing at Griffin Wheel company as a Naval Officer from 1944-46. He began his 36-year career with Lindberg Corporation in 1947, retiring in 1983 as the vice president of technology and director of the Technology Center. Norman received the American Society for Metals . . .

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Kenneth Brunk

Kenneth Brunk


Mr. Kenneth A. Brunk a resident of Centennial, Colorado and 1969 graduate of Michigan Tech’s Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Kenneth A. Brunk began his career in 1969 in the Research and Development Center at Owens-Illinois in Toledo, Ohio. As Superintendent /Engineer of a silica and milling operation in Illinois, Ken was instrumental in developing . . .

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Josh Fogarty

Josh Fogarty


Why did you choose Michigan Tech? 1) The great engineering program 2) The more personal, smaller school feel 3) The location (and outdoor experience) Tell us about a memorable experience you had with a class or about a favorite professor? . . .