Spiridon (Dan) Suciu (BSME '44, MSME '49, Ph.D. '51) grew up in Flint, Michigan during the Depression. He decided to enroll in Purdue while serving in the Navy during WWII. After continuing with his Master's and Doctorate, he began work for GE, where he served in their Gas Turbine Division, Energy Technology, and Neutron Devices. He retired in 1987, after seeing 5 children through Purdue -- all of them engineers. His son Jim also followed his father's footsteps at GE, and is now President of Global Sales and Marketing for GE Power. Jim won Purdue's Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award in 2013, and his father was given the same honor in 2016, allowing the whole Suciu family to gather for a celebration of Dan's accomplishments at GE and Purdue.