Gary B. Halverson

Gary B. Halverson
BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 1981

Gary Halverson earned a BS in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1981. He is currently an Independent Consultant to the Mining Industry and resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was President and CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources from 2013-14 overseeing a Fortune 500 Company with coal and iron ore assets in the US, Canada and Australia. Prior to this he worked for Barrick Gold in a number of roles, President of Barrick North America overseeing their gold mines in the US, Canada and Dominican Republic, President of Barrick Australia Pacific with gold and copper mines in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Zambia and Saudi Arabia. Before Barrick he worked with Placer Dome in Nevada and Ontario. His early career involved working across Canada for a number of companies and projects, building and operating both open pit and underground mines.

In addition to being on a number of trade associations in various countries Halverson considers himself fortunate that he is able to help on some non-profit boards, most recently with Opportunity Village in Las Vegas.

Adapted from the program for the 2015 Chemical Engineering Academy Induction