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Ray Herner

'53, '54

While at Tech, Ray H. Herner received a Teaching Fellowship for Mechanical Engineering. After graduation he lived and worked in Alpena, Michigan, for twenty-two years. Ray’s career included working at Abitibi, a wood product plant, where he held the position of mechanical superintendent, at Petch Manufacturing Co., and as general manager at King Valve Co. He also taught evening courses for eight years at Alpena . . .

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Rose Kornokiewicz

'81

A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering was awarded to Rose from Michigan Technological University in 1981. She also received a Master of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University (New Orleans) in 1989 and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996. Rose worked for John Deere in various design, manufacturing, and quality positions. From 1993 to 1997, she worked as Business Unit . . .

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Chais Eliason

'14

PIKE LAKE, Minn. — Chais Eliason was among the throng of fans pressing up against the glass that separated them from the Hendrick Motorsports team during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway in January 2011. He peered into the garage area and took photos of NASCAR drivers Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. "I was thinking, 'How cool would this be?' " said Eliason, who lives just outside of Duluth, Minn., . . .

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Albert J. Maki

Albert J. Maki

'48

Abbie Maki earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1948. He spent three years in the gas turbine division of General Electric, then four years on the staff of the vice president for manufacturing at North American Aviation.

In 1955, he joined AVCO, where he was the program manager for the Titan and Atlas reentry vehicle program. Under his direction, the company performed the research, development and manufacturing of the Apollo

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Harold Schock

Harold Schock

'79, '74

Dr. Harold Schock received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1974 and his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1975. He then returned to Michigan Tech and earned his PhD in Engineering Mechanics in 1979. While earning his PhD at Tech, Dr. Schock worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant.

Dr. Schock is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Automotive Research

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Harold Schock

Harold Schock

'79, '74

Dr. Harold Schock received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1974 and his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1975. He then returned to Michigan Tech and earned his PhD in Engineering Mechanics in 1979. While earning his PhD at Tech, Dr. Schock worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant.

Dr. Schock is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Automotive Research

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Craig C. Lazzari

Craig C. Lazzari

'42

Craig Lazzari graduated from Michigan Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering with honors, then served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He began work in 1947 as a project and sales engineer for the Fish Engineering and Construction Corporation. He participated in the engineering and design of the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Project, the Pacific Northwest Pipeline and various projects for Humble Oil Company, Shell Oil Company, El Paso Natural Gas, and

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Martha N. Sullivan

Martha N. Sullivan

'80

Sensata Technologies is the world’s leading supplier of sensors and electrical protection, improving safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day. As president and CEO of Sensata, Martha Sullivan ('85) employs over 9,000 people in two major global business units with sales offices worldwide and business and manufacturing centers in nine different countries.

The name, Sensata, comes from the Latin word sensate, meaning “those gifted with sense.” The company’s logo