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Leslie S. Hahn

Leslie S. Hahn


Leslie began her career in 1976 in Tucson, Arizona with Elliot Geophysical Company and then with L.K. Lepley, geologic consultant. After a career change, she became Assistant Manager for Harlow's Landscape Plant and Garden Center in Tucson. In 1979, she moved to Salmon, Idaho and worked as an Environmental Technician for Noranda Mining, Inc. and Administrative Office Manager for Noranda Exploration, Inc.

After receiving an M.B.A. in 1985, Leslie joined Environmental Science and Engineering as Assistant Business . . .

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Walter S. Bannister

Walter S. Bannister


Retired Executive Vice President, Genstar Limited

Walter Bannister earned a BS in Mining Engineering in 1947 from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. During World War II, he took three years away from his studies to serve in the Canadian Army Infantry Corps. He also graduated from the Banff School of Advanced Management in 1967.

After working seventeen years in various segments of the Canadian mining industry, he joined Genstar Limited in 1963 as Vice President of Production for its Inland Cement . . .

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Richard Gray

Richard Gray


While working toward his bachelor’s degree at Michigan Tech, he spent one summer as a roughneck on oil drilling rigs on the north slope of Alaska; he must have liked it, because he has spent most of his career in the oil business, but not as a roughneck. After graduating from Michigan Tech with a B.S. in Geological Engineering in 1982, he took a job with Amoco Production Company, which led him from Hobbs, NM to . . .

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Philip C. Ellsworth

Philip C. Ellsworth


Phil served as a rifle squad leader in the 397th Infantry regiment, 100th Division, in France and Germany during WWII, before completing his B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1950. Following the completion of his degree, he spent a short time in the Gogebic Range for the Jones and Laughlin Ore company.

In 1951 he joined the US Atomic Energy Commission as an exploration geologist out of Grand Junction, CO where he was assigned to a field . . .

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L. Jack Gunter

L. Jack Gunter


After graduating from Michigan Tech in 1965, Jack worked in Canada's far north doing underground mining and surveying. From 1966 to 1974, he worked for Phelps Dodge and worked his way up to becoming Manager. Jack directed Canada wide exploration, where he found the La Gauchiere Cu-Zn deposit in Quebec. During this time, he was also a consultant in the Eastern United States and South America.

His 37 year career as a mineral industry executive was particularly . . .