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Brett Chouinard

Brett Chouinard


Brett Chouinard is President and Chief Operating Officer of Altair Engineering.  He is responsible for worldwide sales, consulting, and field operations for Altair's 85 offices in 25 countries. His team consults with more than 11,000 customers and supports hundreds of thousands of users across diverse industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, banking, and financial services.  During his time . . .

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John Cook

John Cook


John Cook earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1942. Following graduation, he served as a lieutenant in the Navy. He then went to work for Wright Aeronautical Corporation as a Production Engineer, and Checker Motors and Fisher Body Division, GMC, in the Automotive Body Engineering areas. He became Vice President of Operations for Wolverine Brass Works after working in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, . . .

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Douglas Parks

Douglas Parks


Doug Parks is the Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain at General Motors. Prior to this appointment, Doug was the Vice President for Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs from 2016-2019. From 2012-2016 he was Vice President of Product Programs. From 2011-2012 he was Executive Director and Group Vehicle Line Executive of Electric Cars, including the Chevy Volt. From 2004-2010 . . .

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Douglas Hamar

Douglas Hamar '84

Douglas J. Hamar (BSME ’84) is president of Hamar Group, president/CEO/co-owner of Horner Flooring, president of Denver Hardwood Co Inc, Denver CO, president of Cascade Pacific Floor Distributors, Portland OR and Seattle WA, president and treasurer of Rio Grande Flooring Distributors, Albuquerque NM, and president/co-founder/principal of CRT & Associates, a firm specializing in custom computer software and . . .

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