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Peter Hermiston

Peter Hermiston


Peter began his career at E.J. Longyear in Minneapolis working mainly on projects in the Western United States. He then served as a mine geologist for two mining companies in Canada until 1971 when he opened his own contracting business in the Red Lake Mining District. He closed his contracting business in 1992 and is now a consulting engineer.

Peter served as Reeve (Mayor) of Cochenour Township for several years. He is an avid traveler and fisherman. He . . .

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Karl V. Lindell

Karl V. Lindell


Retired Executive Vice President and Director, Hazemag USA, Inc. and Hazemag Canada, Inc.

Karl Lindell earned BS and MS degrees in Mining Engineering from Michigan Tech and holds an honorary doctorate in engineering from Michigan Tech and honorary doctorates in science from Laval University and the University of Sherbrook.

Karl is regarded as a leading international expert on asbestos mining and production, having visited most of the world's deposits of the mineral. He was General Manager of the Asbestos Fibre Division, Chairman . . .

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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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Ernest C. Kemp

Ernest C. Kemp


While enrolled at Michigan Technological University, Ernie Kemp enrolled in the first class of the Civil Pilot training program. He then became a flight instructor and flew many wartime flights over the Himalayas in World War II. After the war he returned to Michigan Tech and received his B.S. in Geology in 1941. He was then hired to teach geology here. In 1946 he moved to the new Sault Ste. Marie branch of Michigan Tech (now . . .

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William F. Richards

William F. Richards


Retired President, Davy Inc.
Retired Director, Davy Corporation, Ltd.

William Richards received a BS in Mining Engineering from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1942. He is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

After graduation, he worked as a mining engineer for Pickands Mather and Company in Ely, MN before serving in the Civil Engineering Corps of the U.S. Navy Seabees, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In 1946, he shifted his career toward construction, building power plants . . .