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Judy Swann

Judy Swann

'83

Judy Swann earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1983. Following graduation, she accepted a position as a Patent Examiner with the Patent and Trademark Office of the United States Department of Commerce in Alexandria, Virginia. Judy has remained with the Patent Trademark Office throughout her career, and now serves as a supervisory Patent Examiner. During the course of her . . .

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Richard Henes

Richard Henes

'48

Richard Henes fashioned considerable success from diligence and opportunity. A native of Menominee, Henes earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1948, followed by a law degree from the University of Michigan. In 1958, after working as an engineer and lawyer, he moved to Arizona and established what was to become the Henes Manufacturing Company, Henes Products and Henes Stamping. . . .

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Ralph Hayden

Ralph Hayden

'33

Ralph Hayden graduated in 1933 with a BS in mechanical engineering, with honor. Following graduation he was first employed by the Carrier Corporation, which he later left to join the Foxboro Company, a manufacturer of industrial instruments for processing industries, in 1937. He was elected vice president in 1962, became a member of the board of directors in 1964, and president and chief executive officer in 1968. . . .

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Thomas McKie

Thomas McKie '47

Tom McKie began his mechanical engineering education in 1941, enlisted in the Navy Air Corps in World War II, and returned to Michigan Tech after completing his military service in 1945 to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation in 1947 he joined the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. In 1953 he joined Beloit Corporation in their engineering division and enjoyed a thirty-three . . .

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“He had a finite elements program. I was helping him debug his program, and I didn't really know what I was doing. I kept telling him that. But he would teach me.”Marty Lagina '77 on Bill Predebon, past chair of the ME-EM department