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Scott Wazny

'94

Renowned climber Yvon Chouinard said that when scaling mountains, he never felt scared, instead totally alive. By that standard, Scott Wazny '94 is on cloud nine literally and figuratively. On May 30, 2005, he reached the summit of Mt. Everest.

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Daniel Rivard

'59

One of the most recognizable mottos in the world was coined not by a copywriter but by an engineer. Ford Motor Company's "Quality Is Job One" was a slogan and a corporate touchstone for seventeen years, practically forever in the short-attention-span world of marketing. It originated with one man's obsession with making everything better.

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Diana Brehob

'78

Diana earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1978. She earned her Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1982 and her PhD in 1985, both from the University of California, Berkeley. She conducted research in internal combustion engines as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota and at Ford Motor Company before transitioning to patent law in 2000. She . . .

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James B. Stone

Dr. James B. Stone

'40

Jim Stone earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, with honor, from Michigan Tech in 1940 and made his career with the General Foods Corporation. He later attended the Advanced Management Training Program of the Harvard Graduate Business School. He started as a student engineer in the Post Division, Battle Creek.

In 1960, he began work in Jell-O operations and in the Post division where he rose through various positions before being elected a vice

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Raymond M. Trewhella

Raymond M Trewhella

'56

Raymond M. Trewhella (BSME ’56) began his career with Cliff Naturals (Cleveland Cliffs) in 1956 where he was responsible for mechanical and electrical maintenance for forty skilled associates and the startup of the first pelletizing iron ore plant in Michigan. He left in 1960 to assume the position of senior engineer with General Electric Company in Irmo, South Carolina. While at GE, he received the General Electric Company Managerial Award for Development

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Edward J. Gaffney

Edward J. Gaffney

'51

Edward J. Gaffney Ted Gaffney earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1951. After serving in the U.S. Navy and working as an engineer at Allis Chalmers for three years, he formed Neodyne Corporation, a research and development company.

In 1963, he founded Ortho-Kinetics, Inc., a manufacturer of health care products with manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Europe and sales offices in England, Germany, and France. He has won a number

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Camiel E. Thorrez

Camiel E. Thorrez

'70

Camiel Thorrez graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1970. In 1970 he served a one year, apprenticeship in Tool Engineering, in 1972 became General Manager of C. Thorrez Industries-Concord, and in 1988 he became President of C. Thorrez Industries-Jackson.

He received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 1975 and was a member of the College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board. He continues his interest in technical education issues through his

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John Drake

John Drake

'64, '69

Hold on Tight to Your Dreams

John Drake did that for the duration of his career - what he calls a "forty-four-year run." The ensuing success has put him and his wife, Cathi, in the position of being philanthropists.

Through their estate, they have provided for the John and Cathi Drake Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Tech. Drake says they are not waiting for it to take effect when