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Robert Laakso

Robert Laakso


Bob is currently the Owner and President of a company called Shaft and Tunnel Engineering Services, operating out of Holland Landing, Ontario. In addition to his B.S. in Geological Engineering which he received from Michigan Tech in 1964, Bob earned a graduate diploma from the Haileybury School of Mines in Haileybury, Ontario.

After leaving Michigan Tech, Bob worked with a wide variety of projects in a few different companies, including Dravo in Australia and the U.S. and Vice . . .

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Raymond Satterley

Raymond D. Satterley


Retired General Manager of Iron Mines and Vice President of several mining subsidiaries after serving 43 years with Inland Steel in Ishpeming, MI; Superintendent, Greenwood Mine; General Superintendent, Iron Ore Mines; General Manager, Iron Ore Mines; Vice President and General Manager of Caland Ore Co. Ltd., Inland’s Canadian Subsidiary; Assigned by International Executive Service Corps to work in Tunisia with a phosphate operator; Director, Society of Mining Engineers; Member, AIME, and awarded to Legion of Honor; . . .

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Norman A. Moberg

Norman A. Moberg


Retired General Manager, U.S. Steel, Africa; Mining Engineer, Manager of Mining Engineering, Director of Mineral Development and Director of Lands and Minerals, Oliver Mining Company, Ishpeming, MI; Hull-Rust Mine, Minnesota Hibbing District; Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII; Director, Raw Materials Property, U.S. Steel, Pittsburgh, PA; Chairman and Managing Director of a green fields fluorspar venture; Several honors and awards including membership in the SME Legion of Honor and listing in Who’s Who in . . .

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George R. McGinn


George graduated from Sudbury Mining and Technical School in 1949 with an emphasis on geology and mining. Following this, he was hired by INCO to do surveying and diamond drilling and later promoted to a contract miner.

In 1955, George graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. in Geological Engineering. He then joined Mobil where he remained for over 36 years until his retirement in 1992. During his tenure with Mobil, George worked in Calgary, Edmonton, and Athabasca . . .

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Peter J. Van Altena

Peter J. Van Altena

'51, '50

In 1984, Peter retired from Dome Petroleum Limited in Calgary, Alberta. He started at Dome Petroleum as a Senior Staff Geophysicist dealing with seismic data in frontier areas. In 1975, he was promoted to Exploration Manager for the continental U.S., and in 1979, was named Vice President of Exploration. As Vice President, he managed an exploration department of over 300.

Before starting with Dome Petroleum, Peter was employed with United Geophysical Corporation in Pasadena, California. While with United . . .