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John Cook

'42

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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Raymond Kauppila

'60

Ray Kauppila earned bachelor degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1951. He then came to Tech as a teacher in 1957 and received a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1960. He left Michigan Tech briefly to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1968. Kauppila served Michigan Tech as a teacher and researcher from 1957 until his retirement in . . .

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Martin Lagina

'77

Marty Lagina graduated with honor in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While a student at Michigan Tech he was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma. He continued his education in the field of law and received his Juris Doctorate, with honor, from the University of Michigan in 1982. Marty began his career working as a petroleum engineer for Amoco Production Company. In 1979, while attending . . .

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Frank Agosti

Frank Agosti

'58

Frank Agosti joined Detroit Edison as a student engineer in 1957, earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1958, and returned to the company full-time. Agosti progressed upward through a number of engineering and management posts at Edison's coal-fired power plants and was responsible for the start-up of the Monroe power plant. He later served as vice president for nuclear operations (1982-1987) during the start-up of the Fermi 2 plant.

After more than 30 years . . .

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James Sorenson

James Sorenson

'61, '60

Jim Sorenson earned a B.S. with honor in Mechanical Engineering in 1960 and a M.S. in Engineering Mechanics in 1961, both from Michigan Tech. Following graduation, he joined the staff of Battelle Memorial Institute as a research engineer and spent his career with the organization. After six years with the organization he was promoted to engineering management.

Sorenson held the titles of Section Manager, Manager of the Structures and Mechanics Department, and Manager of the Engineering and . . .

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Martin G. Lagina

Martin G. Lagina

'77

Marty Lagina graduated with honor in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While a student at Michigan Tech he was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma. He continued his education in the field of law and received his Juris Doctorate, with honor, from the University of Michigan in 1982.

Marty began his career working as a petroleum engineer for Amoco Production Company. In 1979, while attending law school, he was an . . .

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Maurice M. Taylor

Maurice M. Taylor Jr.

'68

Maurice “Morry” M. Taylor (BSME ’68) was first employed by General Motors as a mechanical engineer in Saginaw. A few years later he joined Morweld Steel Products and, in 1972, became part owner of the American Steel Impact Corp. in Detroit. Then, in 1974, he started Maurice Taylor & Associates and was a representative for steel products manufacturers.

In 1983, Morry became President/CEO of CanAM Industries. CanAM moved its headquarters to Quincy, Illinois, in 1990 and changed its name to Titan . . .

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Tom B. Moore

Tom B. Moore

'66

Tom B. Moore earned his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1966.  After graduation he went to work for Standard Oil of CA, now Chevron, as a plant engineer in Richmond, CA. For two years he worked on major plant expansions. Then he and a fraternity brother took off a year and traveled 21 countries. He returned to Denver to work for Behrent Engineering for one year and then he then went to work for Stearn . . .