Brother Mike Rogers is living the life.
As an undergraduate pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mike still
found time to be an active member of Gamma-Rho. He served the chapter as
both Social Chair and Grand Scribe, and was all over the place representing the
Scarlet, White & Green on the field, on the court, and in the pool. Rogers competed
on our football, softball, swimming, and cross country intramural teams,
and was also a member of our champion volleyball squad.
After receiving his degree in 1965, he embarked on a long career in the engineering
field, including time with E.I.DuPont – Plant and process engineer, Paul
Munroe Hydraulics – Application Engineer, Division Manager, General Hydraulics
– Sales Manager, Greer Accumulators – Application Engineering Manager
Haskel Controls – President, McFadden Flight Simulators- VP Sales and Marketing
and Hydraulic Controls – Engineering and Sales Manager.
His work has gone into the realm of entertainment, as he’s helped with both the
“Cars” and “Toy Story” rides at California Adventure, as well as the “Fantasmic
Dragon” at Disneyland. He has Special Effect Film Credits for “Master And Commander,”
“Spiderman,” “Live Free Or Die Hard,” “Perfect Storm,” and “Flubber.”
Recent projects also include a 60,000lb. steel coil loader system for California
Steel and a one million pound, 80’ diameter turntable at Edwards Air Force Base
used for precise position control to test electronic warfare aircraft systems. Now
he splits time as a self-employed Consulting Engineer and hitting the slopes as a
Ski Instructor at Mammoth.
Mike and Margaret have two daughters, Laura Thompson and Susan Krambeer,
and six grandchildren: Sam, 7, Josh, 6, and Mack, 4, with Laura and her husband,
Kevin, and Tyler, 11, Jessica, 9, and Jillian, 2, with Susan and her husband, John.
Brother Rogers recalls, ”The education I received at Gamma Rho has turned out
to be one the most important learning experience of my life. Whatever success I
have enjoyed in my life as a husband, parent and in business has, is part, based in
the teachings and character building I received From Kappa Sigma.
“I also made friends for life at 1325 E. Speedway. After some 50 years most of my
closest friends are Brothers.”