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Lee Ann Rouse

'87

Lee earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1987 and has since taken classes towards her MBA at Central Michigan University. After graduating from Michigan Tech, Lee began her career working for Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan as a Technical Service & Development Engineer in Dow Plastics. She later moved into Environmental, Health & Safety managing Dow's health promotion . . .

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Martha 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 . . .

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Steven Burdgick

'90

Two thousand years before the Industrial Revolution, the Greek mathematician Hero came up with the idea for the steam turbine. English engineer Sir Charles Parsons built the first one in 1884, to generate electricity. And for the last twenty years, Steven Burdgick has fiddled, tweaked, and tinkered with steam turbines and their close cousins, gas turbines, ultimately revolutionizing aspects of a stogy, old technology. . . .

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Robert A. D'Amour

Robert A. D'Amour

'48

Bob D'Amour earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1948, after serving in the United States Navy in World War II. He began his engineering career as a Laboratory Analyst and Test Engineer with Cummins Engine Company. He later joined their Marketing Division and was assigned to Washington, D.C. as a representative to obtain government business.

In 1952 he joined Waukesha Motor Company as a Marketing Specialist and enjoyed a twenty-five year career with the . . .

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K. Peter Knudsen

K. Peter Knudsen

'64

Pete Knudson earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1964 and began his career with the Budd Company as a management trainee. He would spend the next 19 years with the company, including stints as executive vice president and general manager of Auto Manufacturas and as president and general manager of Budd's Canadian subsidiary.

He became group vice president of automotive products for Budd in 1974 and president of the wheel and brake division in . . .

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Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes

Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes

'83

Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes earned her BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1983.  After graduation Colleen started working at Chevron and has spent her career there in positions of increasing responsibility. She was often the only woman in these positions. Her first position with Chevron was in San Francisco as a project engineer in their retail marketing department. While there she would return to Michigan Tech to do recruiting. She spent time at a . . .

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John O. Hallquist

John O. Hallquist

'74, '72

John Hallquist earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering, magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University in 1970. He received an M.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan Tech in 1972. He continued his advanced education from Michigan Tech and earned a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in 1974. John joined the weapons laboratory at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) after receiving his degrees from Michigan Tech. During the next fifteen years he worked . . .

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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 . . .