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Jayson Ripke

Jayson Ripke

'97, '00

Jayson received his B.S. and M.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering and PhD. In Chemical Engineering all from Michigan Tech. Jayson's extensive industrial experience began with Northshore Mining as a Process Engineer in the Iron Ore Pellet Plant with Cliffs Natural Resources (formally Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.) and was soon promoted to Chief . . .

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David Gaylord

'64

Dave Gaylord founded Progressive Heat Treating in 1976 and served as its President and Treasurer until his retirement in 1999. Progressive was a metal heat treating business that provides Austemper continuous furnace heat treatment for a range of automotive, furniture and stamping industry customers. Concurrent with his retirement, Progressive was fully acquired by Bodycote International . . .

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Patrick Horvath

Patrick Horvath

'67

Patrick S. Horvath (BS MTU MY 1967, MBA Cal State Long Beach 1973). Mr. Horvath began his career as a metallurgist for Wyman-Gordon Co., originally in Massachusetts and later with their Reisner Metals facility in California. In 1979, he founded Accurate Metallurgical Services, Inc., a firm that tested metals and composites, particularly for the aerospace, oil tool, automotive, . . .