Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper is currently the Department Head of Mechanical Engineering at The Morey Corporation in Woodridge, IL. He leads the Mechanical Engineering group in designing and developing high tech ruggedized telematic equipment.   Prior to working at Morey, Gary joined worked at Diebold in North Canton, OH designing and developing Automated Teller Machines and Cummins Allison Corporation in Mt. Prospect, IL designing and developing high speed coin processing equipment.

 Over the past 12 years, Gary has developed new and innovative products and is a co-patent holder.  He has logged over 18,000 hours of 3-D Computer Aid Design time and has utilized many manufacturing processes to develop successful design solutions.  Gary is instrumental in helping organizations implement new professional processes and instituting professional cultural changes. 

 While attending Purdue Calumet, Gary Cooper was fortunate to land two internships as well as participate in the Argonne National Laboratory Student Fellowship program. 

Gary earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue Calumet’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1999 and has earned certificates in Program Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI. 

Gary resides in Plainfield, IL with his wife and five children. 

Gary’s most valued Purdue Calumet experience: 
“My Purdue Calumet Experience unequivocally is one of the most challenging and inspirational times of my life. The professors were very instrumental in laying the foundation to understand what it takes to succeed.  They created a bridge between education and professional success and I am forevermore, thankful for their wisdom leadership.”    

Gary’s advice to current Purdue Calumet students:
“My advice to students is to focus on the continuous improvement philosophy and realize that great listeners have the potential to become excellent leaders.  If you stay true to yourself, support your team during the difficult times, stay focused on the task at hand and understand the importance of collaboration; you will lead a life that will inspire many people for many years.”