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Tony Altobelli

Tony Altobelli


Tony Altobelli has served as Assistant Treasurer at Google for eleven years since joining the company in 2007.  In his role as head of the investment portfolio management group, Tony designed and established Google’s investment management platform to manage the company’s worldwide cash portfolio that presently exceeds $100 billion.  Tony is . . .

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Paul Swift

Paul Swift


Paul Swift earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1933 and attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business & Engineering. After nine years of working as a corporate industrial engineer for Carnegie Steel and F.V. Gardner, he returned home to Houghton to join the family hardware business. He worked as a partner in the I.E. Swift Company, . . .

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Kathleen Grisdela

Kathleen Grisdela


Kathy received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Tech in 1984. After graduation she went to work for General Motors Corporation as a Reliability Engineer at the Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant. Four years after leaving GM and accepting a Quality Engineer position with Kelsey-Hayes- a Tier 1 supplier of anti lock braking systems. During . . .

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John Calder

John Calder '67, '76

John F. Calder earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1967 at Michigan Tech and went on to earn an MS degree from Michigan Tech in Business Administration in 1976. After graduating from Michigan Tech he started his career as a Design Engineer with Digital Integrated Circuit Systems in 1967. From 1968-1975 he rose from Application and Field Service Engineer . . .

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