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Paul Fernstrum

Paul Fernstrum

'65

Paul W. Fernstrum, a mechanical engineering alumnus, is chairman and past president of Menominee-based RW Fernstrum & Co., a third-generation family-owned company that invented—and continues to manufacture and market—the Gridcooler keel cooler, a marine engine heat exchanger, which was developed during World War II for landing craft. . . .

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Theodore Edwards

Theodore Edwards

'50

Ted Edwards earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech with honor in 1950. Prior to attending Tech he was a corporal in the U.S. Army, stationed in Europe, during World War II. He began his career in the pulp and paper industry with Marathon Corporation as a Management Trainee. In 1957, Marathon was acquired by American Can Company and Ted . . .

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John Drake

John Drake

'64, '69

John Drake is serious about giving back to his alma mater. He attributes his success in large part to "the training and rigor of a Michigan Tech education with its insistence on understanding." Drake earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1964 and a master’s in business administration in 1969. "Nobody was better prepared . . .

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Jack Real

Jack Real '37

Jack Real began his aviation career two years after graduating from Michigan Tech with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1937. He joined Lockheed Aircraft as a design engineer in 1939, flew for Pan Am during World War II, then worked as a test pilot and flight test engineer for Lockheed until 1965, when he became vice president and general manager of the Lockheed Rotary . . .

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