Dec. 1, 2000
J.W. Giachino, professor emeritus of engineering technology, died Sept. 12 in Columbus, Ohio. He was 94.
Giachino retired in 1967 after 35 years of service to WMU. During his tenure, he took two lengthy leaves of absence, serving from 1942 to 1946 as a training officer at the headquarters of Naval Technical Training Command, and from 1956 to 1958 as a technical education advisor for the Ford Foundation and the government of East Pakistan.
From 1952 until his retirement, Giachino served as chairperson of WMU's Department of Engineering Technology. Active in professional organizations, he was president of the Michigan Industrial Education Society and also served as vice president and research chairperson of that organization.