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William Truckner

'65, '66

Following completion of his doctorate at MTU, Dr. Truckner joined Babcock and Wilcox as a research and development metallurgist. He moved to Alcoa in 1973 as a Research Engineer in the Physical Metallurgy Division. He became Senior Technical Supervisor in the Alloy Technology Division in 1985, Division Manager of Alcoa Laboratories in 1989, and eventually Vice President of Technical . . .

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Brenda Ryan

Brenda Ryan


Brenda Ryan graduated with BS degree 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 . . .

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Arthur Karam

Arthur Karam


Arthur J. Karam (BS MTU MY 1942). Art Karam began his career as a metallurgist in Dow Chemical's Magnesium Laboratory in 1947. In 1948 he joined General Motors, beginning a 34-year career at their foundries in Saginaw, MI, Danville, IL, and Defiance, OH. He concluded his career at GM's Central Foundry Division as the plant manager of Saginaw Malleable Iron and director of Foundry . . .