Janet Ernst'74, '75
Janet earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1974 and Computer Science in 1975, both from Michigan Tech. She has worked for Dow Chemical since 1979, starting as a systems analyst and designer and progressing to technical project manager. She is currently program specialist for the Year 2000 Project. Janet is active in helping recruit Michigan Tech students and is a member of the College of Sciences and Arts Advisory . . .
Leonard C. Buckman is president and general manager for Rockwell WABCO Vehicle Control Systems, a joint venture between Rockwell Automotive and American Standard Inc.'s Automotive Product Group. He has held this position since July 1992. Len joined Rockwell in 1977. He lead a highly successful career as chief engineer, director of engineering and product planning, and as vice president of engineering and sales.
Contemporary automakers integrate wireless technology and fuel efficiency instead of fins and chrome. Knowing what to put into a car and how consumers will respond is JoAnn Heck’s job. She is the director of Consumer and Market Insights for Chrysler Group LLC, and a 1985 graduate of Michigan Tech with a degree in economics. “We try to understand their pain points,” she says of consumers. “Then . . .
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