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Paul Masini

'69

Paul Masini was born and raised in Hancock and earned a B.S. in both Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Michigan Tech in 1969. He also received a MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1975. After graduation from Michigan Tech he joined Giddings & Lewis Machine Tool Company where he held various sales and manufacturing positions. Masini joined Mercury Marine in 1973 and has held several . . .

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Kimberly Turner

'94

Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1994 and her PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University. In 1999 she accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and has been on the fast track ever since. In 2004, she became a tenured Associate . . .

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Susan Trahan

'87

Susan graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1987. In 1994 she received a Master’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Susan began her career as a Quality Engineer in Precision Weapons Development at Alliance Techsystems/Honeywell. In 1991 she began working for SCIMED, which later became . . .

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Richard Bayer

'44

Dick Bayer earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with honor from Michigan Tech in 1944. Three years later, he joined the Michigan Tech faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. During succeeding years he was promoted to associate professor and full professor. He retired in 1983, after 37 years of service. In addition to his career at Michigan Tech, he also served as an officer in the U.S. Army combat engineering . . .

William Hartwick

'48

Bill Hartwick graduated with honor in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While a student at Michigan Tech he was elected a member of Tau Beta Pi and played varsity football. After completing the required thesis, Bill received a professional degree of Mechanical Engineer from Tech in 1955. His entire professional career was devoted to the technology of heavy, continuous duty, reciprocating . . .

Robert Thresher

'67, '62

Bob Thresher earned a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1962. He returned to Michigan Tech after working for the Boeing Company to receive a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1967, followed by a Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 1970. After completing his doctorate, he worked as a Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington D.C. He then spent four years as an assistant professor . . .

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