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Rudolph E. Greuer

Rudolph E. Greuer

After completing high school, Rudy worked as a miner in ore, coal, and potash mines. He then attended the School of Mines in Freiberg, East Germany from 1948 to 1950. He later graduated with a Diplom (Masters) of Engineering in Mining Engineering from the Technical University at Clausthal, West Germany in 1953. He was granted the Doctor of Engineering in 1955 from the Technical University in Mining Engineering.

After receiving his doctorate, Rudy spent most of the year on a . . .

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Clyde D. Keith, Jr.

Clyde D. Keith Jr.


Clyde D. Keith, Jr. graduated in 1943 with a BS degree in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. While a student, he was a member of the Varsity Ski Club, the Dorm Club, and AIME.

Clyde went to work for Pickands Mather & Company after graduation, and remained with the company until he retired. From 1943 to 1951, he was a mining engineer at the Biwabik Mine and the Mahoning Mine in Minnesota. In . . .

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Richard J. Robbins

Richard J. Robbins

'56, '96

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Atlas-Copco Robbins, Inc.

Richard J. Robbins graduated from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (MCM&T) in 1956 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Since 1958, Dick has been a major contributor and a prominent influence in the mining and tunneling industry.

In 1958, Dick joined The Robbins Company—established by his father, James S. Robbins, a 1933 MCM&T mining engineering graduate. The Robbins Company has prospered and employs over 330 workers worldwide. The Robbins Co. became part of the . . .

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Ronald J. Christie

Ronald J. Christie


Ron began his career with Tenneco Oil Company where he was employed for 21 years. During his time at Tenneco, Ron was a Geological Engineering Supervisor and provided technical support to geological engineering staff who were involved with generating prospects and development drilling. He also held positions as Geological Engineering Manager for the Gulf of Mexico region and Exploration Manager for the Western Gulf Division. In these positions, he initiated and managed regional evaluation, lease . . .

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Michael J. Whims

Michael J. Whims


Mike has just begun his own consulting company after retiring from ANR Storage, an affiliate of ANR Pipeline Company, as Vice President of Storage. As VP of Storage, Mike was responsible for managing an essential public service with twenty-one operating plants, developing, approving, and monitoring a $26 million operating and capital budget, as well as managing a staff of 270 hourly and professional employees. Before holding this position, he held technical and operational positions with ANR . . .