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Attend a Reception with Electro-Mechanical Systems Leader John Rockwell '73

March 21, 2019

The University of Idaho College of Engineering welcomes to the Moscow campus John Rockwell '73, electro-mechanical systems leader and president of Marpac Medical Devices and Sierra Peaks. A reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the thinkTANK, Janssen Engineering Building Room 126. The reception is open to U of I students, faculty and staff.

Rockwell has over 30 years' experience leading and owning technical organizations and designing electro-mechanical systems. He is president of Marpac Medical Devices and Sierra Peaks, both dealing with specialty products for government agencies.

His work has involved audio and video systems, microwave systems, high-energy lasers, high-power microwaves, pulsed power systems, spectrometers, cryogenic coolers, medical devices, sewn products, and wooden products.

He has a Master's in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho. He spent the first four years of his career doing research and development as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

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